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Md. Man Pleads Guilty in Va. Triple Murder



    Md. Man Pleads Guilty in Va. Triple Murder
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    A Maryland man pleaded guilty to his role in a 2008 triple homicide in northern Virginia that had gone unsolved for more than two years.

    Delante Cook, 35, of New Carrollton, admitted Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria that he and his accomplices fatally stabbed three men during a November 2008 home robbery in Springfield. Cook believed two of the victims -- brothers Ryan and Terence Strope -- were drug dealers who would be in possession of a large amount of cash.

    A third victim, Andres Yelicie, also was fatally stabbed.

    According to court documents, the culprits dressed as law enforcement. A witness told Fairfax County police that two men wearing shirts that said “SWAT” entered the home.

    Both prosecutors and the defense are recommending a life term when Cook is sentenced in December.

    Cook admitted to the killings as part of an indictment alleging a robbery conspiracy.