Trinard Maxon found Guilty of Second Degree Murder and Firearm Enhancement

Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Trinard Maxon, 30 yoa, was found guilty after two days of testimony for the shooting death of Byron Hall, Jr. 23 yoa at the time of his death, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Maxon had been indicted by a Washington County grand jury for the charges of First Degree Murder and Firearm Enhancement that stemmed from the July 31, 2015 shooting.

After an hour and 15 minutes of deliberations, a Washington County jury announced their verdict in open court at 6:15 yesterday. Following two days of testimony, Trinard Maxon was convicted for shooting and killing Byron Hall, Jr. on South 8th Street. The Greenville Police Department responded to the area of South 8th Street in the early morning hours on July 31, 2015 after receiving a compliant of shots fired. Officers of the Greenville Police Department responded only to find the lifeless body of Byron Hall, Jr. Investigators with the Greenville Police Department learned Mr. Maxon and the victim had a prior disagreement which led to the shooting and killing of Mr. Hall. Mr. Hall was shot four times.

Maxon was arrested that day by the Greenville Police Department and charged with First Degree Murder. Maxon was convicted of the lesser included offense which is Second Degree Murder with an enhancement for possessing a firearm during the commission of the Murder. The penalty in the State of Mississippi for Second Degree Murder is Life if given by the jury, or minimum of 20 years to maximum of 40 years and Maxon faces an additional 5 year sentence for the Firearm Enhancement. Maxon will be sentenced at a later date when the sentencing is set by the trial judge.

ADA Perkins states, “The District Attorney’s Office and Staff will continue to work tirelessly with all Law Enforcement Agencies to ensure justice for victims, their families, and this community. I would like to thank the Greenville Police Department for their efforts in solving this case.” District Attorney Richardson added that, “the District Attorney’s office hopes that the family and friends of Byron Hall, Jr. receive some relief and begin the process of healing knowing that the Maxon has had to answer for his criminal acts and justice was sought and rendered.” This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Takiyah Perkins and Kaylon McCou.

Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105

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