The Fayetteville Observer reported that Michael Graham Currie admitted Tuesday morning to shooting Emily Haddock to death in 2007. Currie entered his plea in Moore County Superior Court.
In exchange for his plea, the state agreed not to pursue the death penalty and will recommend a sentence of life in prison without parole.
In June, 22-year-old Sherrod Nicholas Harrison pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of first-degree murder.
Emily Haddock was shot in the head when five men kicked in the door at her home near Cameron and were surprised to find her home from school.