Lottery-winner North Carolina man charged with killing woman in hotel
A North Carolina man who won a $10 million lottery ticket in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the shooting of his girlfriend in 2020.
According to local media, Michael Tod Hill(54) of Leland, North Carolina, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for first-degree murder in the murder of 23-year-old Kenna Graham from Navassa.
Graham was reported missing on July 20, 2020, and was later found dead at a hotel with a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
In a press release from the 15th District Attorney’s Office in North Carolina, prosecutors said surveillance footage from the hotel showed Hill was the only person in the room with Graham.
They said Hill later confessed to shooting Graham after texting other men while he was at the hotel.
Hill won the $10 million lottery in a scratch-off ticket in August 2017.
<By Eugene Lee>