A North Carolina man was given his second life in prison sentence on Monday after pleading guilty to the 2014 shooting death of his elderly neighbor.
Justin Nojan Sullivan, 21, of Morganton, was sentenced to life Monday, just weeks after receiving a life sentence for plotting a massacre on behalf of the Islamic State.
Sullivan was convicted and sentenced in Burke County Superior Court for the murder of his neighbor John Bailey Clark in December of 2014.
According to the Hickory Record, Sullivan's sentence holds no possibility for parole.
Justin Sullivan in court Monday. He confessed to killing his neighbor John Clark and received his second life sentence, weeks after receiving life in prison for a US terror plot
John Clark (pictured) was 74-years-old when he was killed by his neighbor Justin Sullivan, 21
The US Attorney's office says Sullivan used his father's gun (pictured) to kill his neighbor
Multiple media outlets report 21-year-old Justin Nojan Sullivan admitted Monday in a Burke County courtroom that he shot and killed 74-year-old John Bailey Clark in December 2014 as he slept in his bedroom.
Sullivan was tied to his neighbor's slaying after federal authorities launched a terror investigation, which was prompted by a 911 call in April 2015. His father told police that the young man was destroying religious items in their home in Morganton.
Weeks of communications with an undercover informant followed. He was arrested at the family's home on June 19, 2015, after he allegedly communicated with an Islamic State figure that same month via social media about making a video of a terrorist attack.