Friday, August 26, 2016

Teen killer going to prison

Attorney Generalissimo Jim Hood issued the following press release:

Jackson Man Going to Prison for Depraved Heart Murder

JACKSON— Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that a Jackson man has been sentenced for depraved heart murder of a 15-year-old student a Jackson high school.

Dennis Pickett, 21, appeared before Hinds County Circuit Court Judge William Gowan Wednesday and pleaded guilty to depraved heart murder.  Judge Gowan sentenced Pickett to 20 years to serve in prison, which he must serve day-for-day.

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.  Pickett and two other defendants were charged with her murder.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victim’s family, and we cannot understate our appreciation to the Jackson Police Department for their persistence and hard work and for making this arrest,” Attorney General Hood said. “We thank Judge Gowan for the solid sentence bringing this defendant to justice for this senseless murder.”


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.



Anonymous said...

Obviously a very complicated case because it took 2 1/2 years to prosecute. Why?

Anonymous said...

Why was prosecution by AG rather than DA? Anything about this case,that gives it that special attn of Hood

Anonymous said...

It was probably one of the cases wherein the office of RSS was granted a requested recusal. Many of the Hinds County criminal cases prosecuted by the AG arise from the DAs "conflicts of interest".

Anonymous said...

@8:44 and 9:33 AM

Looks like @ 9:55 AM provides a probable answer. If you really want to know please read the HC Circuit Court file.

E. Perjuribus Anus said...

Twenty years for murder?

Who wants to read a circuit court file when its easier to ask a simple question of this gymnasium filled with wannabe jurists?

Anonymous said...

Rather than speculate that another person might have answered the question, why didn't 10:34 go read the HC Circuit Court file himself and report back?

Anonymous said...

Suggestions or "speculations" are often made with the intent to be helpful or engage in conversation. Such as a response to a statement followed by the word "why ?". Also notice the next comment that begins with "Why...".
Oftentimes a suggestion is made as to where the answer to those question may be found. Maybe 10:24 really doesn't give a rat's arse as to why the Attorney General prosecuted the case.
I, on the other hand, am pleased that the case was prosecuted successfully.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 12:58. I was the one that asked the question about prosecution by AG rather than DA. 9:55, in trying to be helpful and offering what appears to be an answer from a more knowledgable basis, satisfying my curiosity and also relieving me from having to go to the Circuit Clerk's office, ask for help finding the court file, and digging through it. I didn't want to know that badly, but I was curious, and I appreciate the offer of a reason.

Happened the other day on another post, where I asked if there was a barrister that would answer a question, which someone did. I tried to respond with a 'thank you' but for some reason KF killed the response. (Maybe because of a comment I made calling another smarta@@ poster out for his remarks.)

Anyway - sometimes people actually do read these comments for answers from people that have more knowledge on the matter than they do. Not everybody on here is trying to be rude and snide.

Anonymous said...

It was rude for someone to answer your question by telling you to 'go look it up', especially after providing a purely speculative, wild-ass guess as to the answer. Someone out there knows the answer to your question. It's a simple question and I'm sure there's a simple answer. If someone doesn't have the answer,why get involved?

Anonymous said...

@ 4:48 PM
Please look in the mirror and try not to frighten yourself. Yawn.

Anonymous said...

5:14, your response to 4:48 suggests that you have had many years' practice, at fending-off criticism. Are you an unemployed drug addict/mental patient, living at home with desperate parents, who, for years, have been begging you to get off drugs and get a job? I ask, because your post is exactly the sort of thing such a person would say.

Anonymous said...

Not 5:14 but feel compelled to analyze your comment 8/27/16 at 2:27
It appears that you have specific knowledge regarding the person of which you speak. Perhaps it is you who is looking in a mirror, and not he.

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