Stepfather pleads guilty to strangling teen
Posted March 23, 2009
Updated December 10, 2009
Durham, N.C. — The stepfather of a Northern High School student pleaded guilty Thursday to strangling the girl in March.
The beaten and burned body of Mylin Bullock, 16, was found in a dirt parking lot off Old Oxford and Snow Hill roads on March 21.
Jeffrey H. Gist, 33, of Durham, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Bullock's death. He told investigators that he had strangled his stepdaughter, put her body in a Dodge Stratus and drove to some woods, where he dumped the body.
Gist was sentenced to 18 to 23 years in prison.