JACKSON – Inmate Robert Lindsey Jr., one of four persons convicted in the 1994 murder of a state assistant attorney general, has died in prison.
Lindsey, 40, died today, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at 7:50 a.m. at the hospital at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
A cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy. No foul play is suspected.
Lindsey, MDOC #R0862, was serving life for the slaying of then-Assistant Attorney General Giles Bryant, who was fatally shot during a robbery in Jackson on May 14, 1994.Lindsey, convicted of homicide/murder, was sentenced on May 31, 1997, at the age of 20 in Hinds County.
Note: One of his accomplices, Jason Lomax, somehow was sprung from prison and was killed committing a crime. WLBT reported in 2010:
Jason Lomax was shot and killed Monday morning after trying to pass a bad check at a bank, but he was no stranger to crime, or law enforcement officials in the metro area.
Lomax's criminal history started at a young age with a high profile case... the murder of former Assistant Attorney General Giles Bryant. Lomax was sentenced to prison for that crime, but many wonder what he is doing out of jail today.
Jason Lomax was only 13 years old in 1994, when he was arrested for murder. The victim, Assistant Attorney General Giles Bryant, was a close personal friend of then Attorney General Mike Moore.
Mike Moore says, "I'll never forget when I went down to the jail to see who actually killed Giles. I was presented with a 13 year old kid who looked like he was about eight years old and he was told you just killed a good friend of his an Assistant Attorney General. 'What do you say about that,' and he just kind of looked at me with some steel and cold eyes and just like his attitude was big deal."
Jason Lomax was convicted of that crime in 1997 when he pled to a lesser charge of manslaughter. He was sentenced to twenty years in prison with five years suspended and three years probation.
Moore says, "Today when I heard about it, the first question I had was, what was he doing out of jail?"
On top of that, Jackson police say they recently arrested Lomax.
Robert Graham says, "On September 14th he was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine."
Moore says, "If he was on parole and got arrested for cocaine, they should have revoked his parole."
Moore says Lomax had been arrested numerous times by police before 1994. His demise mirrored by the life of crime he had chosen, and one some predicted early on.
"I knew then that this young man was going to be trouble for a very long time," Moore said. "He was on his way to having something very tragic happen to him and I guess today it did."
WLBT attempted to contact the department of corrections to ask why Jason Lomax was out of jail. Our calls were never returned.