Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced For Murder

A Rocky Mount man has been sentenced to at least 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder.

Rocky Mount police say Ronald Ricks Jr. pled guilty to second degree murder and larceny of a motor vehicle in connection with the death of Melissa Jo Wise in January 2010.

Wise was found dead in a motel room at the Executive Inn on North Wesleyan Blvd. Police say Ricks strangled Wise and stole her truck.


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  • by greg Location: greenville on Aug 5, 2011 at 07:39 PM
    18 years? Really? If your daughter was found strangled to death in a hotel room...laws sure are funny.
  • by really Location: nash co on Aug 2, 2011 at 10:33 AM
    Nash co DA finally convicted somebody
  • by tax payer on Aug 2, 2011 at 08:35 AM
    feed some more while the US. goes down. theGOV.wants to save money to pay off borred money .stop canning the monsters.18 years a lot of cash. THINK///////.
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