Craig Stephen Hicks, the man charged with murdering three Muslim university students in 2015, has pleaded guilty to all three murders.
Hicks faced three counts of first-degree murder, for which he was sentenced three consecutive sentences of life in prison without parole, as well as a charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling, for which he was sentenced to 64-89 months.
The students, Deah Barakat, 23, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot and killed in their Chapel Hill condo on Feb. 10, 2015. Barakat was a second-year student in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, his wife, was planning to begin her dental studies at UNC in the fall. Her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, was a student at N.C. State University.