Pennsylvania man charged with killing 3 at town meeting after fight over land pleads guilty

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.