Man Sentenced In Death Of Roommate

Jasper Whitman

Jasper Whitman

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — A Kannapolis man will spend the next 25 years in prison for killing his roommate.

Jasper Whitman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say he stabbed Davis Gilyard to death in 2012 and then stuffed the man’s body in a car trunk.

A judge sentenced Whitman on Friday to a minimum 25 years in prison.

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