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06/26/2015 14:48 EDT | Updated 06/26/2016 01:12 EDT

Second Quebec youth pleads guilty in 2014 triple slaying

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - Another Quebec teen has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges stemming from a triple slaying in a town midway between Montreal and Quebec City.The accused pleaded guilty Friday to three charges of premeditated murder and three of conspiracy to commit murder in Trois-Rivieres in February 2014.He'd originally opted for trial before judge and jury, but entered the guilty pleas before a ycuth court judge.His co-accused, also a minor at the time of the crimes, pleaded guilty to similar charges last June.The victims were sisters aged 22 and 17 as well as a 17-year-old boyfriend.Neither the victims nor the accused can be identified due to a provision in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.Trois-Rivieres police arrested the two accused just moments after they'd emerged from a residence.Authorities said at the time that jealousy was considered the likely motive in the killings.A sentencing hearing for the accused who pleaded guilty in 2014 begins Monday.(Cogeco Nouvelles/The Canadian Press)