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Two life sentences for murder of Eastern Carolina mayor & wife

Published: Oct. 30, 2020 at 4:05 PM EDT
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EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A Tarboro man received back-to-back life sentences without parole for the 2018 murders of an Eastern Carolina mayor and his wife.

A judge today in Edgecombe County sentenced Keith Williams.

Gary and Jackie Skelton were murdered in their Highway 33 home back on September 5, 2018.

Skelton, a retired banker, was in his second term as mayor of Leggett, while his wife was a nurse at the Tarboro Women’s Center.

Their bodies were found after Jackie Skelton didn’t show up for work that day.

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