Dad pleads guilty in 4 kids' deaths

March 5, 2009 2:58:12 PM PST
A Vietnamese refugee accused of tossing his four young children to their deaths from a coastal Alabama bridge has pleaded guilty and asked to be put to death. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Lam Luong told a state court judge in Mobile on Thursday that he was pleading guilty to capital murder in the deaths at Dauphin Island Bridge on Jan. 8, 2008. He also asked for the death penalty.

The plea was made at a hearing on a change of venue motion. His trial is scheduled to start Monday.

Luong, who speaks Vietnamese, spoke to Circuit Judge Charles Graddick through an interpreter.

The children -- ages 4 months to 3 years -- were tossed from the bridge after Luong had an argument with his wife. A search recovered the bodies.

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