A Nebraska father will be spending the rest of his life in prison, after pleading guilty to three murders and four weapon charges on Monday.
John Dalton Jr., 46, admitted to shooting his father, John Dalton Sr., his mother, Jean Dalton, and his 18-year-old niece, Leonna Dalton-Phillip last December.
According to KETV 7, he was sentenced to life in prison for each count of the three first-degree murders. Further, the weapon charges carry a total maximum of 230 years behind bars.
The day after Christmas, he is said to have entered through the front door of his parents’ home while shooting through it. He shot his father five times, his mother four times, and his niece twice. During the slaughter, his other niece, 6, hid under a nearby couch and was able to identify Dalton Jr. for police.