- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A man already serving life in prison for a murder in Georgia has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2007 killing of his roommate at a Delaware mobile home park.

Just days before his trial was to begin, Jason Slaughter pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Christopher Masters.

Slaughter was found outside Masters’ Newark-area home with a gunshot wound and Masters was found dead inside. Slaughter told police they had been shot in a home invasion.

Georgia police contacted Delaware authorities in 2010 after charging Slaughter and his wife in a fatal shooting in that state, for which they both were later convicted of murder.

Investigators subsequently found that Slaughter was the beneficiary of life insurance policies on both the Georgia and Delaware shooting victims.

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