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LA man pleads guilty to arson murders of children

3:58 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
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The district attorney's office says 61-year-old Dae Kwon Yun was sentenced to life in prison after entering the guilty pleas Tuesday and admitting special circumstances of arson murder and multiple murders. He could have faced a capital prosecution.

Yun's 10-year-old son, Alexander, and 11-year-old daughter, Ashley, were killed on April 2, 2006.

Yun, who was separated from his wife, picked up the children for lunch and a movie, then drove to an industrial area and put gasoline-soaked rags around the vehicle. His daughter got out but he pulled her back inside before igniting the rags.

Yun jumped out with burns on his legs.

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