Lorenza Brooks sentenced to 30 years for 2nd Degree Murder
Greenwood, MS – In Leflore County Circuit Court, Lorenza Brooks, 19 yoa, pled guilty to killing Dalvin Pacley, 22 yoa, on June 29, 2016, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.
On June 29, 2016, Deputies with the Leflore County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to Rainey Alley in Itta Bena, MS where they were informed by witnesses that Dalvin Pacley had been shot and was being transported to the hospital by a personal vehicle. Deputies Randle and Wooden were initially given information about the shooter and later determined during their investigation that Lorenza Brooks had fired the deadly shots that took Pacley’s life. Lorenza Brooks was arrested 2 days later after his vehicle was located in Sunflower County. Brooks was charged by the Leflore County Sheriff’s Department with First Degree Murder.
Brooks was scheduled to stand trial for this case beginning Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Instead, Brooks pled guilty before Circuit Court Judge Ashley Hines. Lorenza Brooks pled guilty to the crime of Second Degree Murder and was sentenced to the District Attorney Office’s recommendation of 30 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Brooks will serve 20 years in prison without any opportunity for early release or parole. After his release, Brooks will then be on probation for five years.
Richardson added that, “we hope that this conviction gives the family of Dalvin Pacley a sense of closure knowing that the man who took his life has been brought to justice. Lorenza Brooks now has the next 20 years to sit in a jail cell and think about the crimes that he has committed.”
Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105
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