Man serving life sentence for Brunswick County murder granted parole

George D. Larrimore
George D. Larrimore(NCDPS)
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 12:03 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 1:25 PM EDT
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - An 81-year-old man serving life in prison for a contract killing in Brunswick County in 1991 has been granted parole.

The N.C. Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission approved parole for George D. Larrimore after gathering enough information about his case, according to a Wednesday news release from the agency. His parole date was not immediately available.

Larrimore was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder after he paid Donald Ray McMillian nearly $900 to shoot and kill Cecil Edwards on Aug. 17, 1991.

Larrimore “counseled, aided, and encouraged” the killing as well as provided the gun and ammo, online court records state.

The state’s current sentencing law, Structured Sentencing, eliminates parole for crimes committed on or after Oct. 1, 1994. However, the commission has the responsibility for paroling offenders who were sentenced under previous sentencing guidelines.

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