Multistate crime suspect pleads to more Mississippi charges

New Mexico
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A man is pleading guilty in Mississippi to another murder in a series of killings and shootings.

Alex Deaton pleaded guilty Friday in Neshoba County Circuit Court to the murder of Brenda Pinter, a 69-year-old woman who was cleaning a rural church.

Still unclear is why Deaton killed Pinter. District Attorney Steven Kilgore tells WTOK-TV that prosecutors were never able to discern a motive.

Deaton earlier pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend in suburban Jackson, stealing her SUV and shooting a jogger.

Police say Deaton later carjacked a New Mexico couple, fled to Kansas, shot a store clerk and stole the clerk’s car. He’s pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in Kansas.

Deaton faces multiple life sentences in Mississippi and nearly 13 years in prison in Kansas.

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