District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced this week that Andrew McClure pled guilty on November 4th, 2022, in Washington County Circuit Court, to Second Degree Murder.
With the case set for trial before Judge Carey-McCray for this week, McClure chose instead to plead guilty to the violent charge brought against him. McClure was sentenced to 30 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with 20 years to be served behind bars. All time served for the crime of Second-Degree Murder must be served day for day without any opportunity for early release nor parole.
The charge against McClure stems from a 2018 shooting near 4th Street in Leland. After leaving a local club, McClure approached, shot and killed Quinterrieus Robertson- who had previously been a close friend of McClure’s. The tragic confrontation was captured by the surveillance cameras of a nearby store.
The case against McClure was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney M. Austin Frye, who expressed his appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the Leland Police Department in their through and exhaustive work on the case. Frye stated “[t]he officers and investigators of the Leland Police Department approached this investigation in a truly professional manner- not only securing the necessary evidence for conviction, but conducting interviews and following up with witnesses right up until the day of trial. Ultimately, faced with the evidence gathered by the Leland Police Department, McClure chose to plead guilty and admit to the killing of his friend.”
Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105