Man Admits To Two Murders; Sentenced To Life Without Parole

One of three people arrested for the May 2007 murder of a Duplin County cab driver has pleaded guilty.

In court Wednesday, Brandon Rice actually pleaded guilty to two first degree murders. Rice admitted to killing Jessie Faison in May 2007, and for killing Earl Newton in Sampson County four months later. Authorities say the two murder were not connected.

He was given two life sentences and the district attorney says Rice is not eligible for parole.

Faison was shot twice in the head during a robbery and kidnapping. His son, Derrick Faison told the judge words can't express how tough this was, they just lay awake and cry. Faison says they try to hold on and stay strong for their mother.

The D.A. says charges remain against Rochel Dobson, Anthony Kenan and one juvenile.

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