- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A man who killed three people during a Pasadena shooting rampage has pleaded guilty to murder.

Prosecutors say 46-year-old John Izeal Smith entered pleas Thursday to first- and second-degree murder, attempted murder and assault on a peace officer.

He’s facing 181 years to life in prison.

Authorities say Smith got into an argument with his live-in girlfriend, 59-year-old Maria Aguiar, two years ago.

He grabbed an assault rifle and killed the woman, her 91-year-old father and a neighbor who rushed to the scene to help the wounded Aguiar as she lay on a sidewalk.

Two other neighbors were wounded and police faced gunfire when they went to the scene.

Smith barricaded himself in the home but later surrendered.


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