Gary Michael Hilton

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Killer: Georgia Hiker 'Wouldn't Stop Fighting'

Drifter tells cops she very nearly bested him in 3-day ordeal

(Newser) - The Georgia hiker kidnapped on New Year’s Day used every ounce of her formidable strength, martial arts training, and wit to stay alive for 3 days, her killer told authorities. Gary Michael Hilton said Meredith Emerson fought back tenaciously when he demanded her ATM card, and managed to stall... More »

Drifter Gets Life in Hiker Murder

'He should stay alive and slowly rot,' says victim's mother

(Newser) - A Georgia drifter who pleaded guilty to killing 24-year-old hiker Meredith Emerson  was sentenced yesterday  to life in prison, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gary Michael Hilton, 61, led police to the victim's decapitated body on Blood Mountain days after her disappearance. Hilton had been charged with kidnapping and malicious murder... More »

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