Yancey man gets two life terms for killing parents | Asheville Citizen-Times

BURNSVILLE — A judge sentenced a 50-year-old Yancey County man to two consecutive life terms after the man was convicted of the January murder of his parents.

Edward Montgomery Colyer, who had a history of mental illness and drug problems, was arrested Jan. 22 in a Fletcher motel. A motel employee became concerned after Colyer alluded to harming his parents.

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