In Greenville, Demetrius Keithley pled guilty to Second Degree Murder in this term of court in Washington County, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.
Demetrius Keithley, 23 yoa, had been indicted by a Washington County grand jury for the charge of First Degree Murder, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon stemming from the shooting death of Henry Cage on Old Leland Road just outside Greenville city limits on January 24, 2015. Keithley admitted his guilt and enter a plea of guilty for all of the charges against him
Keithley pled guilty to Cage’s death and was sentenced to 35 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections of which he will serve 30 years in prison and the remaining 5 years on probation.
Richardson added that, “the District Attorney’s office hopes that this conviction gives the family and friends of Henry Cage a sense of relief that his killer has been brought to justice, and we consider it a message to all that crimes of violence will not be tolerated. Under the laws of the State of Mississippi, those convicted of Second Degree Murder are not entitled to any early release nor parole.”
Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson
District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105