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Man charged with murdering mother and two children pleads guilty

A man charged with murdering a mother and her two young children in Eastern Kentucky pleaded guilty Tuesday morning.

Robert Drown entered the plea in a Carter County courtroom.

Drown was arrested in 2007 for the murders of Jennifer Ison, and her daughters Shannah and Marissa.

Their bodies were found inside Ison's burned out home.

Drown's trial had been scheduled to begin next week.

Along with the murder charges, Drown also pleaded guilty to rape and arson.

He's expected to receive a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Drown will be sentenced May 4.


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