Man gets life for stabbing mother, daughter

Tony Gorham

April 22, 2011 5:25:28 PM PDT
A man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting he stabbed a mother and daughter during a robbery last May in Roanoke Rapids.

The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids reports that 29-year-old Tony Gorham agreed to plead guilty Thursday to two counts of first-degree murder after prosecutors agreed to not seek the death penalty.

Authorities say Gorham broke into 92-year-old Maxine McCrary's home and stole $200. He stabbed McCrary and her daughter, 65-year-old Nancy Burgess, with a kitchen knife. Burgess was visiting Roanoke Rapids for Mother's Day.

A judge sentenced Gorham to two consecutive life sentences.

Gorham's girlfriend still faces a charge of being as an accessory in the case.

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