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The Latest: Man gets life for Walmart shooting that killed 3

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, Scott Ostrem, 47, center, is escorted out of the courtroom after a hearing in Brighton, Colo. Ostrem, who pleaded guilty to gunning down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart last year, will be sentenced Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, but more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool, File)

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who shot and killed three people in a suburban Denver Walmart (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

A man who shot and killed three people at a Walmart in suburban Denver has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Scott Ostrem was sentenced Friday to three consecutive life terms plus 48 years after reaching a deal with prosecutors, who agreed not to seek the death penalty.

Prosecutors say the 48-year-old walked into the store in Thornton on Nov. 1, 2017, fired seven shots in about 20 seconds and left without saying a word. Investigators say they still don’t know his motive.

Killed were 26-year-old Victor Vasquez, 52-year-old Pamela Marques and 66-year-old Carlos Moreno. Some of their family members spoke at Friday’s hearing.

Ostrem pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder for endangering 45 other people inside the store.

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9 a.m.

A man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing three people in a suburban Denver Walmart is returning to court for sentencing.

Forty-eight-year-old Scott Ostrem will appear in court Friday after reaching a deal with prosecutors, who agreed to seek a sentence of life in prison without parole.

Ostrem could have faced the death penalty.

Prosecutors say Ostrem walked into the store on Nov. 1, fired seven shots in about 20 seconds and left without saying a word. Investigators say they still don’t know his motive.

Killed were 26-year-old Victor Vasquez, 52-year-old Pamela Marques and 66-year-old Carlos Moreno. Some of their family members are expected to speak at Friday’s hearing.

Ostrem will also have the opportunity to speak, but it’s not clear whether he will.

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