Gastonia Double Murder Suspect Sentenced

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GASTONIA,NC–A man charged with a double murder in Gastonia has accepted a plea deal and will spend at least 20 years in prison.

A judge sentenced Michael Walters after he pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder.

Prosecutors say Walters shot Michael Rice Jr. and Jerry Richardson in May during a drug deal gone bad.

They were sitting inside a car in rice’s driveway when the shooting began.