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Moses Kamin
Moses Kamin
Police in Oakland, California, have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the murders of his adoptive parents. The bodies of Susan Poff, 50, and Robert Kamin, 54, were found wrapped in blankets inside the trunk of the family's PT Cuiser, which was parked in the driveway of their Athol Avenue home. CBS San Francisco reports that someone had attempted to set the vehicle on fire. Police were called to the house, pictured, after Kamin's colleagues became concerned because he hadn't shown up to work on Friday, January 27. Police say the couple's adopted son, Moses Kamin, confessed to strangling his parents. According to investigators, Kamin's motive may have been the fear of getting in trouble over yet another school suspension.

Moses was sentenced on January 25, 2013, to 25 years in state prison. The sentence for Moses Kamin was agreed to on December 10 when he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing his adoptive parents. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner sentenced Kamin to 25 years to life for murdering his father and 15 years to life for murdering his mother but stayed the sentence for murdering his mother.
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