A North Carolina jury has sentenced a man to death after his conviction for killing two people at a motel almost three years ago.

A Wake County jury returned with a unanimous decision on Monday in the case of 30-year-old Seaga Edward Gillard. The death sentence is the first handed down by a Wake County jury in more than a decade.

Gillard was convicted two weeks ago by the same jury of multiple charges in the deaths of 22-year-old April Lynn Holland and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Dwayne Garvey at a Raleigh motel.

The Caribbean-born Gillard faces death by lethal injection after a trial which showed he targeted women working in prostitution.

The last time an inmate was executed in North Carolina was in 2006 when Samuel Flippen was put to death after his conviction for the murder of his 2-year-old stepdaughter.

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