Gary Hilton Charged with Killing Elderly NC Hikers

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Charlotte, NC (AP) - A drifter already convicted of killing
two hikers he kidnapped from remote trails in the Southeast has
been indicted on murder charges in the killings of an elderly
couple who disappeared from a trail in the mountains of North

A federal grand jury indicted 64-year-old Gary Hilton for
kidnapping, robbery and two counts of murder in the deaths of
80-year-old John Bryant and his 84-year-old wife, Irene. The couple
was last seen on a trail in the Pisgah National Forest in October

Hilton was sentenced to death in April for killing 46-year-old
Cheryl Dunlap after kidnapping her from Leon Sinks in Florida. He is serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to killing 24-year-old Meredith Emerson in a north Georgia forest. Both women were also beheaded.

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