Man pleads guilty to murder of mother, nephew in Phoenix

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Erick Lampert By Jennifer Thomas Erick Lampert By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man accused of bludgeoning his mother and nephew to death last year pleaded guilty on Monday.

The bodies of Logan Lampert, 14, and Sheila Lampert, 61, were found in a Phoenix home on June 20, 2009. Police said the victims were beaten to death with a shovel.

Prosecutors said Erick Lampert fled after the killings.

Police officers arrested Lampert on June 22 after a lengthy search across the Phoenix area.

On Monday, Lampert pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 10.