A man accused of killing his two young daughters and his estranged wife earlier this year has agreed to plead guilty, according to the Indiana County district attorney's office.
Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty didn't immediately say what charges 41-year-old Lewis Beatty, of Home, will plead guilty to or what penalty he'll face.
Beatty's public defender, Fred Hummel, declined comment until after the proceeding at 2 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Daugherty planned to seek the death penalty if Mr. Beatty was convicted of first-degree murder at trial.
Mr. Beatty is also charged with arson and animal cruelty in the burning of his home -- where his daughters were killed and where his estranged wife lived -- after fatally shooting the family's pet pony, goat and dog on June 1.
Pennsylvania State Police say Mr. Beatty choked and slashed the throats of 33-year-old Christine Beatty and their girls.