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Man pleads guilty to killing 3 in Halloween hit-and-run

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Jaquinn Ramone Bell, who lives in Orange, entered the plea Friday in Orange County Superior Court. Jaquinn Ramone Bell, who lives in Orange, entered the plea Friday in Orange County Superior Court.
SANTA ANA, Calif. -

A 32-year-old Southern California man has pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular manslaughter in the hit-and-run deaths of three trick-or-treaters last Halloween.

Jaquinn Ramone Bell, who lives in Orange, entered the plea Friday in Orange County Superior Court.

A statement from the district attorney's office says Bell had faced more serious charges in the Oct. 31, 2014, incident, but a state Supreme Court ruling in an unrelated case forced prosecutors to reduce the charges.

Bell now faces a maximum penalty of nearly 14 years in prison when he is sentenced in May.

Bell drove through a crosswalk going 60 mph and struck 13-year-old girl twins and their 13-year-old friend before fleeing the scene.

He was arrested Nov. 2 after police found his damaged car abandoned in a parking lot.

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