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Homeless man agrees to plea deal in 2016 slayings

July 9, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A county prosecutor says a homeless man has agreed to a plea deal in a North Carolina murder case from 2016 in which two people were killed.

The Onslow County District Attorney’s office says Willie George Jr. pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of second-degree murder in the January 2016 deaths of 17-year-old Khalil Kirkland and 72-year-old Carl Eisert. Their bodies were found on a Jacksonville road about a half-mile apart.

District Attorney Ernie Lee said that as part of the plea deal, George will face consecutive prison terms of between 34 and 42 years.

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