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☷ Jackson County Mississippi - Deshaude Lakeith Jones Found Guilty of First Degree Murder 09 May 2022★★★ ( news )
Jackson County , state Mississippi ( By Press Release office)
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On May 5 , 2022 , after a four - day trial , a Jackson County jury found Deshaude Lakeith Jones , 43 , guilty of First - Degree Murder and of being a felon in possession of a firearm .
On May 5 , 2022 , after a four - day trial , a Jackson County jury found Deshaude Lakeith Jones , 43 , guilty of First - Degree Murder and of being a felon in possession of a firearm . During the trial , the State presented evidence that Jones murdered an unarmed Troy Taylor ( 25 ) by shooting him in the back as he ran for his life . The Ocean Springs Police Department investigated the case .
Judge Dale Harkey sentenced Jones , a violent habitual offender , to life imprisonment in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections , without the possibility of parole .
District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath stated ,
“The Defendant , Deshaude Lakeith Jones , of Waukegan , Illinois , had a criminal history spanning twenty - one years . I’m thankful the jury saw the truth and delivered justice to the Taylor family and helped protect our community from a violent habitual offender . ”
Assistant District Attorney Nicole Collins Huffman stated , “
We commend the hard work of the Ocean Springs Police Department and the many witnesses that bravely came forward with the truth of what happened . ”
This case was prosecuted by Angel Myers McIlrath , Nicole Collins Huffman , and Bill Barrett .
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