NC man killed roommate with hammer, laptop cord and plastic bag

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Nelson Corbett

ROSE HILL, N.C. — A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his roommate by hitting him in the head with a hammer, strangling him with a laptop cord and suffocating him with a plastic bag during an incident 2015.

Prosecutors say Nelson Corbett called authorities and reported medical injuries to Ralmon Sanderson, according to WNCT. During the investigation, he provided inconsistent information about his location during the murder and eventually confessed to murdering the man.

He told police he killed Sanderson after he lost his temper during an argument.

A superior court judge sentenced Corbett to a minimum of 265 months and a maximum of 294 months on the second-degree murder charge.