Ala. dad in 4 kids bridge deaths pleads guilty

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A Vietnamese refugee accused of tossing his four young children to their deaths from a coastal Alabama bridge has pleaded guilty and asked to be put to death.

Lam Luong told a state court judge in Mobile on Thursday that he was pleading quilty to capital murder in the deaths at Dauphin Island Bridge on Jan. 8, 2008. He also asked for the death penalty.

The plea was made at a hearing on a change of venue motion. His trial is scheduled to start Monday.

Luong, who speaks Vietnamese, spoke to Circuit Judge Charles Graddick through an interpreter.

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