Leland, North Carolina – A man who pleaded guilty to the murders of Jerome Parrott and NCHP trooper Kevin Connor has been handed his sentence. Chauncy Askew has been given two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murder of Conner.
Askew, who had not yet gone on trial for the charges in the 2018 death of Kevin Connor, pleaded guilty to both murders during his trial for the 2016 killing of Jerome Parrott.
The sentencing followed victim impacts statements that were given ahead of Thursday’s ruling. As a result of the sentence, Askew will spend the rest of his life in prison without the chance of parole. This ruling brings a sense of closure to the families and loved ones affected by the tragic loss of the victims.
The Judge’s decision to impose consecutive life sentences underscores the severity of the crimes and sets a significant precedent within the state’s justice system. This outcome reflects the determination to ensure that justice is served for the victims and their families.
The case has drawn significant attention and has been closely followed by the community. The decision to impose consecutive life sentences reinforces the seriousness of the crimes and sends a strong message regarding the consequences of such heinous acts.
The sentencing is a somber reminder of the ongoing efforts to address violent crime and uphold justice within the community. It serves as a testament to the collaborative efforts of law enforcement and the justice system in holding perpetrators accountable for their actions.
The impact of this ruling will resonate throughout the community and serve as a reminder of the importance of upholding the law and seeking justice for victims of violent crimes.