STROUDSBURG, Pa. – A man has pleaded guilty to gunning down three people at a 2013 municipal government meeting in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Rockne Newell made the pleas to homicide and other charges Friday in Monroe County court.
The 61-year-old disabled junk dealer had been angry after being forced off his debris-strewn property.
Ross Township officials say he owed thousands of dollars in fines and had generated complaints that he lived in a storage shed and used a bucket outside as a toilet.
Authorities say Newell packed a rental car with guns and ammunition and shot his way into a township meeting. Attendees wrestled Newell to the ground after he had fired dozens of rounds, killing three people and injuring at least two others.