Ex-Marine Pleads Guilty to Killing of Former Unit Member’s Wife – in 1979
A man charged in a cold case that went unsolved for nearly four decades pleaded guilty to second degree murder in Onslow County Superior Court on Thursday.
According to a press release from District Attorney Ernie Lee, the sentencing for 57-year-old Roger Pollard is being delayed until Aug. 25 to allow the family of the victim to travel to eastern North Carolina for the hearing.
Pollard pleaded guilty to beating to death 20-year-old Karen Johnson on April 19, 1979.
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