In Greenville, Michael “Bubba” Jackson and Clay Laws pled guilty to Second Degree Murder in this term of court in Washington County, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.
Michael “Bubba” Jackson, 38 yoa, and Clay Laws, 33 yoa, were indicted by the January 2015 Washington County Grand Jury for the charge of First Degree Murder and three other Attempted Murder charges. This crime occurred at the intersection of Alexander and Highway 1 here in Greenville, MS. Jackson and Laws had been indicted and pled to the killing of Kendrick James and shooting at three other men who were in the car with James when he was killed on March 24, 2014.
Jackson and Laws were scheduled to be tried this week, but after two days of jury selection both men admitted their roles in this tragic shooting. Jackson and Laws pled guilty to Second Degree Murder as well as being Felons in Possession of Firearms at the time of the shooting.
Jackson was sentenced to 30 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections of which he will serve 20 years in prison. Laws was sentenced to 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections of which he will serve 15 years in prison without any opportunity for early release.
Richardson added that, “the District Attorney’s office wants to thank the Greenville Police Department for their tireless efforts in solving this vicious attack. It is only because of their efforts that these killers have been brought to justice. 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