Condemned inmate reached deal for life in prison

LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - A former Kentucky National Guard soldier who had been sentenced to death for killing his former in-laws and wounding his ex-wife has reached a deal to avoid a possible execution.

Under the terms of a deal reached Monday, 41-year-old Miguel Angel "Mickey" Soto will serve life in prison without parole for killing Armott Porter, 65, and his wife, Edna Porter, 58, of Crestwood, on June 29, 1999. The deal doesn't impact Soto's 50-year sentence for attempted murder in the wounding of his ex-wife, Armotta Porter, and firing a shot in the direction of his then-3-year-old daughter, Brianna Porter.

As part of the agreement, Soto waived all appeals rights in state court. But Soto will be allowed to ask a federal judge to throw out his conviction.

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