Killer given two consecutive life sentences in double murder

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Thursday, May 14, 2015


LINCOLN COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and another man in 2013 has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

Courtney Partlow, 29, was sentenced April 29 after pleading guilty to two counts of murder and one count of armed robbery. Partlow will have those life sentences with the possibility of parole.

Partlow is behind bars for the death of Lakendra Elam and Terrance Norman, both from Lincolnton.

News 12 at 6 o'clock / Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013


LINCOLN CO., Ga. (WRDW) -- The man accused of killing a man and woman in Lincoln county was picked up without incident Sunday at 8:30 p.m., Lincoln County Sheriff Bruce Beggs said.

Courtney Partlow, 29, of Lincolnton was wanted for the murder of Lakendra Elam, 27, and Terrence Norman, 28, both of Lincolnton, according to GBI.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said dispatch received a 911 call after 10:30 a.m. concerning a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Augusta Highway and Old Petersburg Road in Lincolnton.

A second vehicle was located abandoned at the scene and appeared to have been involved in the accident, the GBI confirms.

Partlow is to be considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone has any contact with Partlow or knows his whereabouts, call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 706-359-4118 or the GBI Office at 706-595-2575.


LINCOLN CO., Ga. (WRDW) -- "Small town, like I said, everybody knows everybody," said Stacie Jones who lives in Lincolnton, Georgia.

The news is hard to hear for her. An apparent double homicide just a few miles from where she lives.

"Everybody pretty much is saying the same thing," she said.

The scene outside of her friends home on Petersburg Place was hectic.

A dozen police cars and even more neighbors outside all searching for answers.

Jones says she's heard so much just in a few hours time.

"Still getting bits and pieces, but as far as i know, two people were killed," said Jones.

One of those, Jones says she knew. She says they went to church together.

"I just saw her a few days ago, last Sunday as a matter of fact, her children were in a Christmas play," she said.

It's a gray cloud over the town of Lincolnton, just three days after Christmas and four days before the new year.

"Hopefully everybody can come together and just be there for the family, especially her children," said Jones.

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