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The third of 4 defendants pleads no contest in 2013 shooting deaths of Valley Center couple

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WICHITA, Kansas — Another defendant has pleaded no contest in the 2013 shooting deaths of a Kansas couple.

KSN-TV (http://bit.ly/1GEVsEd ) reports that Andrew Ellington pleaded no contest Tuesday to first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the deaths of Roger and Melissa Bluml. The Blumls, the adoptive parents of Ellington's friend, Anthony Bluml, were shot outside their Valley Center home in November 2013. Melissa Bluml died the next day. Her husband died about five weeks later.

Anthony Bluml and his biological mother, Kisha Schaberg, pleaded no contest last week to capital murder. A witness testified that Schaberg and her son devised and executed a plot to rob and kill the Blumls over hatred and for money.

Another man, Braden Smith, is also charged with capital murder in the case.

Ellington's sentencing is Aug. 27.


Information from: KSNW-TV.

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