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US: Teen pleads guilty in 'Mortal Kombat' death

16 Dec 2008 3:45 PM

GREELEY, Colorado, Dec 15 AP - A Colorado man has pleaded guilty in connection with the death of his girlfriend's 7-year-old half-sister during an apparent imitation of the Mortal Kombat video game.

Prosecutors say 18-year-old Lamar Roberts pleaded guilty on Monday to knowingly causing a death through child abuse.

They say Roberts and 17-year-old Heather Trujillo were baby-sitting Zoe Garcia a year ago. They say they kicked, hit and slammed the girl to the floor.

Trujillo pleaded guilty in May to negligently causing a death through child abuse. She must complete six years in Colorado's youth offender system.

Sentencing for Roberts is set for January.