Kanawha County man pleads guilty to killing daughter and wounding son


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CHARLESTON, West Virginia — A Kanawha County man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of killing his daughter and wounding his son.

Media outlets report that 70-year-old Roy Roger Pittman pleaded guilty on Thursday to second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. A malicious wounding charge was charged as part of the plea deal.

Pittman is scheduled to be sentenced June 8 in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

Police say Pittman fatally shot 15-year-old Brittany Pittman and wounded 18-year-old Matthew Pittman with a shotgun on May 24, 2013, at the family's home. He shot himself in the face when confronted by deputies.

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