Man pleads guilty in death of 2 video game players


GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a video game console helped them solve two killings in Cherokee County.

Prosecutors told the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg ( ) that 22-year-old Giles Palmer pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of murder. He faces 30 years to life in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.

Authorities say 19-year-old Dominique Morgan and 22-year-old William O'Brian Smith were killed as they played video games on a PlayStation 3 in a Gaffney home in January.

Two months later, investigators say they found the console and traced it back to Palmer, who confessed.

Palmer's attorney says he will testify against another man still facing murder charges.

Palmer told the judge Friday he did not kill anyone, but wanted to take responsibility for what happened to the victims.

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