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Jul 23, 2013 5:03 PM by AP, posted by Kirsten Bennett

Brothers plead guilty in Denver bar killings

DENVER (AP) - Two brothers accused of killing five people at a Denver bar last year have pleaded guilty under a plea deal with prosecutors.

Twenty-seven-year-old Joseph Hill and 25-year-old Lynell Hill changed their pleas Tuesday and will be sentenced to life and 70 years in prison, respectively. A third man, 23-year-old Dexter Lewis, is also charged in the fatal stabbings and cover-up fire at Fero's Bar and Grill in October.

The Denver Post reports he could face the death penalty. The district attorney has until July 26th to decide.

The trio were accused of killing the bar's owner and four others as part of a robbery. Investigators say Lynell Hill needed money to pay for an unrelated court case.

They allegedly left the bar with about $170.

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