BARTOW, Fla. — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to two unrelated murders.

The Ledger reports that 28-year-old Tobarais Hudson pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of second-degree murder in exchange for a 40-year sentence. He had been facing first-degree murder charges and a minimum life sentence.

In January 2015, Hudson participated in a home-invasion robbery in Lakeland that left 20-year-old Kody Zawalski dead. Hudson has agreed to testify against 27-year-old Auban Christopher Carter, who police say shot Zawalski.

In November 2012, 26-year-old Christopher Campbell was gunned down during a robbery. Besides Hudson pleading guilty in the case, 29-year-old Thomas Waring pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last year in exchange for a 35-year sentence. A first-degree-murder case is still pending against 25-year-old Gregory Flournoy Jr.

Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.),

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