Have you ever heard the term "money doesn't make the man"? Well, in this case, money didn't make the man change from his wicked ways. A North Carolina man who won a $10 million dollar lottery prize about three years ago has decided to not let the money make him better but, do something worse.
Michael Todd Hill has been charged with murdering his girlfriend after her body was found in a North Carolina hotel. Hill, 52, was arrested Tuesday after the body of Keonna Graham, 23, was found Monday by a housekeeping attendant at a Shallotte area hotel.
Hill checked into the hotel, alone, on Sunday and the hotel staff say they never saw Graham until she was found around 11am the next day. There is no word on how Graham was killed but staff said that there was blood inside the hotel room.
“Detectives with the Shallotte Police Department have arrested Michael Todd Hill for the murder of Keonna Grahamm,” the SPD wrote on Facebook. “The Shallotte Police Department received assistance from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and the NC SBI.”
Hill and Graham had allegedly been in an on and off relationship for quite some time before her murder. Friends of Graham's say that Hill had recently gotten married to another woman.
According to Star News, SPD Det. Sgt. John Holman said the case was “multi-jurisdictional” and the other agencies were brought in to share “technology,” given that SPD is a small agency. Holman declined to release the hotel room and the name the room was registered under, but he did note Graham died in the hotel room.
“We’ve got a lot of agencies involved and we want to make sure everyone’s on the same page before releasing everything,” said Holman.
This isn't Hill's first run-in with the police either. Reports say that Hill has previously been convicted of felony breaking and entering on Nov. 7, 1988 in Sampson County; larceny over $200 and misdemeanor breaking and entering on Oct. 26, 1988 in Brunswick County; receiving stolen goods on Aug. 16, 1989 in Johnston County; larceny over $200, felony breaking and entering, and misdemeanor breaking and entering on Feb. 22, 1989 in Wake County; larceny over $200 and breaking and entering vehicles on Oct. 15, 1991 in New Hanover County; worthless check on Oct. 24, 1991 in New Hanover County; worthless check on April 30, 1992 in New Hanover County; and armed robbery on June 10, 1992 in Brunswick County, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
That's quite an extensive laundry list of convictions!
Hill is currently being held in the Brunswick County Jail without bond.