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    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) -- The father of two children whose remains were found in a shallow grave more than three years after they disappeared confessed publicly and was charged Tuesday in their shootings.


    Dan Porter is swarmed by reporters Tuesday as he is taken back to jail in Independence, Missouri.

    Dan Porter, 44, is already serving a 38-year prison term for kidnapping his son, Sam, 7, and daughter, Lindsey, 8, in order to terrorize their mother.

    He was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree murder.

    Speaking to reporters after a brief court appearance, Porter admitted he killed his children, apologized and said he thinks about them all the time.

    "I can't get them out of my mind," he said as he was escorted from the courtroom to a sheriff's van.

    The children's bones were found in September in a wooded area near the Missouri River in nearby Sugar Creek and were identified using dental records. The children had been missing since Porter picked them up at their mother's house for a weekend visit in the summer of 2004.

    Porter offered no explanation for shooting his son and daughter.

    "Could any man come up with an excuse for that? Is there such an excuse?" he asked.

    According to the probable cause statement filed with the charges, Porter told investigators that he had planned to kill his children for at least a day before he picked them up from his estranged wife, Tina Porter; the couple have since divorced.

    Jackson County prosecutor Jim Kanatzar said before the hearing that the children were killed with a handgun, but he did not provide additional details. He said he would decide within the next month whether to seek the death penalty.

    "There is absolutely no explanation for actions like this," he said.

    During Tuesday's hearing, a judge read the charges and not-guilty pleas were entered for Porter, who appeared in an orange prison jumpsuit, shackled at his wrists and ankles. He did not yet have an attorney.

    A preliminary hearing was set for December 19.

    After his arrest on the kidnapping charges, Porter told authorities several stories about what he had done with his children, including that he had cut them up and that he had strangled them.

    On September 7, he told prison officials and the FBI where to find the bodies, according to the probable cause statement.

    The area where the children's remains were found is where Dan and Tina Porter met to swap the children. Police said Dan Porter had asked her to meet him near the area so they could exchange vehicles.

    Tina Porter, 44, of Independence, has said he tried to get her to drive her pickup into the woods by telling her that he had stashed $50,000 there and wanted to get it. She refused.

    Prosecutors have advised Tina Porter not to talk to reporters, said Van Buckley, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office.
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    We don't have the death penalty up here, but it's cases like these that remind me why the U.S. does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ain't Talkin' Bout' Love View Post
    We don't have the death penalty up here, but it's cases like these that remind me why the U.S. does.
    But it seems like we don't use it enough.
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    What a scumbag.
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    He admitted to it, offered no explanation, then pleaded not guilty, sans attorney? That's a bit weird.


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