Homeless man agrees to plea deal in two Jacksonville murders

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A homeless man has made a plea deal in the murder of two people which happened more than three years ago.

Willie George, Jr. admitted killing 17-year-old Khalil Kirkland and 72-year-old Carl Eisert on January 3, 2016..

Their bodies were found on Gum Branch Road in Jacksonville about a half mile apart.

George made an Alford plea to two counts of second-degree murder. An Alford plea is where a suspect admits no guilt, but agrees there is enough evidence to convict him at trial.

As part of the plea deal, George will be sentenced to prison for between 34 and 42 years.