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.