Police: Lincoln County Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Murder

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Police say a Lincoln County man is sentenced to 23 years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder in court on April 29th.

Steve Avery, 61, entered the guilty plea for the murder of Mary Cook in 2019 on Hamlet Street in Lincolnton, N.C., authorities say

Police say Avery also plead guilty to having a weapon of mass destruction related to a pipe bomb found inside the home during the investigation.

Superior Court Judge Todd Pomeroy sentenced Avery to a combined sentence of 23 years maximum in prison, and says he will be held at Central Prison in Raleigh.