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Oklahoma man admits killing hitchhiker in 1976

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ An Oklahoma man has admitted killing a teenage hitchhiker in 1976.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports Monday (http://bit.ly/1aiDkgX ) that John Benjamin Kennedy Jr. admitted fatally shooting Virginia Kegans in Oklahoma City.

Kennedy pleaded guilty to first-degree murder this month in Kegans' death.

The newspaper says Kennedy agreed to serve a 35-year prison sentence for the slaying.

Kennedy was facing trial in January.

He is already is serving a life sentence in prison for the strangulation of a 15-year-old prostitute at an Oklahoma City motel in 1978.

Under a plea agreement he reached with prosecutors, Kennedy was allowed to start his new 35-year prison term at the same time he finishes his life term.

 

But prosecutors say he is unlikely to ever get out of prison.

 

Kennedy is now 58.

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