Billy Jerald McLain leaves the Neshoba County Courthouse after pleading guilty to two counts of second degree murder.
Billy Jerald McLain leaves the Neshoba County Courthouse after pleading guilty to two counts of second degree murder.
A Crystal Springs man received two 40-year sentences Friday in Neshoba County Circuit Court  after pleading guilty to two counts of second degree murder.

Billy Jerald McLain, 32, of 210 Traweek St., Crystal Springs, pleaded guilty to the March 2015 murders of Gilbert Anthony Woodis, 57, and his son, Brandon Lee Woodis, 32, both of 10230 Road 2228, Union.

Judge Vernon Cotten ruled earlier that McLain was competent to stand trial.

After accepting the guilty pleas on Friday, he sentenced McLain to 40 years in prison for each count. The sentences were to run concurrently.

The father and son were shot one time each with a .30-06 rifle in their home off Deemer Road near Mississippi 492, the authorities said.

McLain had been staying in the Woodis’ home for about two weeks, Neshoba County Sheriff's Investigator Ralph Sciple said at the time.

Then-County Medical Examiner Allen Collins said the son died of blunt force head trauma and a gunshot wound.

The father died of a single gunshot wound.

The bodies were found March 28 after McLain called his sister in Oklahoma and told her what he had done, Sciple said.

Gilbert Woodis owned the Wendy's in Philadelphia, Jackson, Choctaw, Forest and Newton before selling them to the Carlisle Corp based out of Memphis about four years ago.