Two cases slated for capital murder trials to begin next week both pleaded guilty and were sentenced to life without parole.
Saadi Williams, charged in a Vance County robbery murder in 2008 of the Williamsboro Grocery, was sentenced on Monday. Press here.
Barney Gamble, charged in a Johnston County, pleaded guilty of murdering a couple in their home and lighting their house on fire. "In making this decision, my staff and I took into consideration the
concern of the Beasleys’ family and their wishes for closure," Susan Doyle, the elected DA,
said in a statement. Press here.