Man reaches plea deal in double murder, mass shooting

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her 8-year-old son, as well as wounding four others, as part of a deal to avoid the death penalty.

Prosecutors in Seminole County say Allen Cashe pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder, and a count of attempted first-degree felony murder. Cashe faces a mandatory life sentence at a Jan. 16 hearing.

Police say Cashe killed Latina Herring in March 2017 after she demanded he move out of her home in Sanford, a suburb of Orlando.

Herring’s son, Branden Christian, was also fatally shot. Another son and Herring’s father were wounded.

Authorities say Cashe then went to a nearby street and shot two bystanders, including a high school student.

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