MITCHELL PLED & SENTENCED IN 2021 SAM HURT SHOOTING

Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenville – District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced this week that Kerwanda Mitchell was convicted of the killing of Greenville man, Sam Hurt, III.  With trial set to begin on August 21, 2023, before Judge Carol White-Richard in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Mitchell chose instead to plead guilty to the charge brought against her.  Mitchell pled guilty to …

GRACE PLEADS TO SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF WATSON

Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenville, MS—Daniel Grace, 23, of Greenville, pled guilty to Second Degree Murder on Wednesday for killing Maurice Watson as a Washington County jury sat waiting to begin his trial, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. On January 26, 2022 around 11:28 p.m., Beatrice Grace called the Greenville Police Department reporting shots fired and a dead person on the couch at …

PEARSON PLEADS TO MASON MURDER; SENTENCED TO MAXIMUM

Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenville, MS— Frederick Pearson, Jr., 23 of Indianola was sentenced to thirty-five years in prison following his guilty plea on Monday, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. In October of 2020, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to Blaylock Road where deputies found the body of who they would learn was Kenneth Mason lying near the road. After noticing that …

GIVENS’ MURDERER BROUGHT TO JUSTICE

Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenwood, MS – District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today that with a jury waiting in the courtroom to begin the trial of his case, Vonta Franklin, 21 yoa, of Greenwood, pled guilty to Second-Degree Murder in front of Senior Circuit Judge Ashley Hines on August 1, 2023. On September 23, 2020, deputies with the Leflore County Sheriff Department responded to …

Second Minton Defendant Pleads Guilty to 2017 Sunflower, MS Murder; Lazirric Minton is Sentenced to 40 years

Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Indianola, MS— District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today that Marquavis Minton, 26 yoa,  pled guilty to his role in the March 27, 2017 murder of Annie Ruth Johnson in Sunflower, MS. Marquavis Minton’s trial was set to begin this week in Sunflower County Circuit Court, however Marquavis Minton pled guilty and he will be sentenced at a later date. On …

SUNFLOWER JURY CONVICTS DAMIAN BUCK OF MANSLAUGHTER WITH A FIREARM ENHANCEMENT

Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Indianola, MS—After approximately four hours of deliberations a Sunflower County jury found Damian Buck guilty for killing De’Aubrey Roscoe following a four-day trial last week, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. In April of 2019, officers of the Indianola Police Department were called to respond to a shot victim on Oak Street at approximately eight at night.  Upon their arrival, …

JURY CONVICTS LAMARCUS WALLACE, KERRY WALLACE AND PATRICK WALLACE OF CAPITAL MURDER

Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Indianola, MS—Lamarcus Wallace, Kerry Wallace, and Patrick Wallace, of Indianola, were convicted yesterday by a Sunflower County Jury following a three-day trial, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.  Justice delayed does not always mean justice denied. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, the body of Christopher “Zeek” Burnett was found inside of his home in Drew, MS by his sister. Deputies …

ROBINSON SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN FATAL DUI CRASH

Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenville, MS— Alvin Robinson, 38, of Hollandale, was sentenced to prison following the entry of his guilty plea on Tuesday, May 30th, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Robinson’s indictment for Aggravated DUI resulted from an investigation by the Greenville Police Department that was initiated when an alert and concerned citizen observed the victim, Reginald Hudson, lying in a grassy …

MCBRIDE CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenville, MS – District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced this week that Benitez McBride was convicted of the killing of Greenville man, Austin McBride. On Tuesday, May 30, 2023 Benitez McBride admitted his role in Austin’s death and apologized for his involvement to the victim’s family.  Benitez McBride pled guilty to Manslaughter and was sentenced to the maximum penalty of …

SMITH CONVICTED OF MURDER

Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenville, MS – District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced this week that Anthony Smith was convicted of the killing of Greenville man, Taurus Dandridge.  With trial set to begin on May 24, 2023, before Judge Richard Smith in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Smith chose instead to plead guilty to the charge brought against him. Smith, a habitual criminal, …