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Burmeister Sentenced, Other Accused to Be Tried

Posted March 6, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— James Burmeister has been convicted and sentenced to two life sentences without parole for his part in the murders of two African-Americans, but that's not the end of the story. Another man faces trial and a third still must be sentenced for his admitted part in the crimes.

Malcolm Wright faces the same charges as Burmeister. His trial is expected to start later this month. Wright's attorneys arranged for him to be tried in Wilmington.

Randy Meadows pleaded guilty to lesser charges in exchange for his testimony against Burmeister and Wright. His sentencing date is not yet set.

All three men were paratroopers stationed at Fort Bragg when the crimes were committed.