LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A Laurel man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.
William Dean pleaded guilty of murdering 85-year-old Nora Peters in March 2014.
Circuit Court Judge Dal Williamson sentenced Dean to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
According to Dean's own confession, he broke into Peters home, stabbed her several times in the stomach with a knife/shank and took $30 from her purse. He led police to a dumpster on 16th Avenue, where he had dumped other items and evidence away.
Dean was charged with capital murder a day after Peters was found dead inside her trailer home located in the Twin Pines Trailer Park.