Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Damien Cooper, 22 yoa, pled guilty and was sentenced for the shooting death of Ronald “Bo Bo” Webster, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Cooper had been indicted by a Washington County grand jury in January 2014.
Damien Cooper was scheduled to stand trial later this month but he opted to plead guilty to his actions. Cooper was facing a charge of 1st Degree Murder with a Firearm Enhancement and he faced a potential penalty of Life in prison. In open court, Damien Cooper admitted his guilt and role in the shooting of Ronald Webster on Oregon Street here in Greenville, MS on June 5, 2013. Webster had been shot twice by two different caliber handguns. Cooper was sentenced to 30 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. After entering his plea of guilty Damien Cooper was remanded to the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections where he will serve the duration of his sentence. Cooper’s co-defendant, Benny Moton, will betried later in this term of court.
Richardson added that, “the District Attorney’s office feels that justice has been served by this defendant being brought to justice to answer for his heinous actions. I would also like to thank the Greenville Police Department for their tireless efforts in solving this case.”
January 8, 2015
Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson
District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105