Jackson Man Going to Prison for Depraved Heart Murder
Jackson, Miss.- Demonte Finch, 20, of Jackson, has been sentenced for depraved heart murder of a 15-year-old student at a Jackson high school, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Destinee Ford, a 15-year-old freshman student, was killed outside a Jackson high school on the afternoon of Dec. 5, 2013, after classes had been dismissed for the day. An investigation revealed that Ford was shot during a fight between students. Finch and two other defendants were charged with her murder.
“We greatly appreciate the Jackson Police Department for making this arrest and the solid sentence by Judge Weill bringing this defendant to justice for the senseless murder of a 15-year-old girl,” said Attorney General Hood. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victim’s family.”
The case was a joint investigation by Attorney General Investigators Perry Tate and Miller Faulk and the Jackson Police Department. Prosecution was handled by Special Assistant Attorneys General Patrick Beasley and Alison O’Neal McMinn.