Winnipeg man pleads guilty to manslaughter in deaths of aboriginal women

WINNIPEG - Accused Winnipeg serial killer Shawn Lamb has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of two aboriginal women.

Relatives of Carolyn Sinclair and Lorna Blacksmith cried as the Crown read out the facts of the case.

Court heard both women were killed in Lamb's apartment in 2012 after they had smoked crack cocaine.

Their bodies were found wrapped in plastic and dumped in back alleys.

Lamb told police he hit Sinclair over the head with an axe handle and strangled Blacksmith with a TV cord.

Court of Queen's Bench Justice Rick Saull is considering a jointly recommended sentence of 20 years with no parole eligibility for 10 years.

Lamb has been in custody since his arrest in June 2012.