Houston Man Pleads Guilty to Killing His 3 Children

Posted 8 months ago

By Associated Press

gavel-and-scale(AP) — A Houston man has pleaded guilty to capital murder for the shooting deaths of his three children in 2010 when he was locked in a custody dispute with the children’s mother.

Fifty-year-old Mohammad Goher entered his pleas Wednesday in exchange for a sentence of life without parole.

Court records show Goher admitted to shooting 14-year-old Saeedah, 12-year-old Saeed and 7-year-old Aisha while they slept at his apartment in September 2010.

The Houston Chronicle cites investigators in reporting (http://bit.ly/1a7KLO1 ) that Goher and his wife were divorcing and waging a custody battle when he killed the children.

After shooting them he turned the gun on himself but survived a gunshot wound to the head.