Cortorrius Harris sentenced to 35 years for 2nd Degree Murder

Dewayne RichardsonBreaking News, Mississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, Cortorrius Harris, 25 yoa, pled guilty to his role in killing Trey Carter in May of 2015, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.

On May 7, 2015, Trey Carter was found shot multiple times outside of an apartment complex on South Broadway here in Greenville, MS. Officers with the Greenville Police Department responded to 1036 South Broadway where Trey Carter was located and pronounced dead on scene. After a thorough investigation, Cortorrius Harris and Cedric Hobbs were arrested and charged with Carter’s death.

On today, Harris pled guilty to his actions and admitted to shooting one of the weapons responsible for Trey Carter’s death. He was sentenced to the District Attorney Office’s recommendation of 35 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Cortorrius Harris will serve 30 years in prison without any opportunity for early release or parole. Cedric Hobbs’ case is still pending where he remains innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Richardson added that, “I hope this conviction and sentence gives the family members and friends of Trey Carter a sense of relief in knowing that justice has in fact been served in this case.” This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Takiyah Perkins and the District Attorney.

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