11/02/2012 04:07 EDT | Updated 01/02/2013 05:12 EST

Edmonton man pleads guilty to first-degree murder in deaths of 2 young sons

EDMONTON - An Edmonton man has admitted to killing his two young sons nearly two years ago.

Jason Bruce Cardinal, who is 33, pleaded guilty today to two counts of first-degree murder.

Police found the two boys, aged three and six, dead in a townhouse in northeast Edmonton on Dec. 20, 2010.

A conviction of first-degree murder carries a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

A sentencing date has yet to be set.