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Mass murderer pleads guilty to capital murder

Jacob Shaffer pleads guilty to capital murder charges Jacob Shaffer pleads guilty to capital murder charges
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

An admitted killer pleaded guilty to capital murder charges in court Friday in connection to a Huntsville murder.

Jacob Shaffer is already serving multiple life sentences after he admitted to killing five people in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 2009.

Friday he went before a judge for an arraignment hearing for a sixth murder that police said he committed on the same day in Huntsville in 2009.

Shaffer is serving time for killing his estranged wife, Tracie Shaffer, along with her 16-year-old son, her son's friend, her father and her brother.

Friday's hearing was in connection with the murder of 50-year-old, Sidney Dempsey. Dempsey was found beaten to death inside Hall Marble Company in Huntsville.

Madison County prosecutors have previously said they will seek the death penalty in the Dempsey case.

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