The killer of 80 year-old Janie Fullilove pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Hinds County Circuit Court last August. A Hinds County grand jury indicted him for capital murder in 2013 after she was shot and beaten to death in her back yard.
The beloved elderly lady worked for 54 years at Paul Moak Honda. Kennedy was her former neighbor on Merigold Drive in South Jackson. WAPT reported in 2013:
Authorities said Janie Fullilove's body was found Feb. 16 in the back yard of her home on Marigold Drive. The Hinds County coroner said she had been shot twice -- once in the back of the head and once in the stomach. She had also been hit with some type of object, police said. Fullilove's 2010 Volvo was also missing from her house, police said.Circuit Judge Winston Kidd sentenced Kennedy to serve twenty years in prison after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He also ordered Kennedy to receive treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, attend anger management class, and obtain a GED. He is not eligible for parole since the crime took place before HB #585 was passed although he will be eligible for earned supervised release in 2030. Judge Kidd gave him credit for time served in jail as he awaited trial. He will serve 17 years in prison after his sentencing.
A Jackson police detective testified during a court hearing Monday that Kennedy had six pieces of Fullilove's jewelry -- including a class ring that belonged to Fullilove's late son -- on him at the time of his arrest.
Kennedy was seen driving Fullilove's car the day before her body was found, police said. Kennedy's mother told police where to find him, the detective testified. He was arrested at the Westwick Apartments, where police also recovered Fullilove's car, authorities said.... article
Kingfish note: Kennedy was 17 years-old when he killed this lady. At best, he will be 37 years-old when he gets out of prison. So...... the District Attorney reduced this thug's charge to manslaughter, Judge Kidd approved the deal, and Kahlil will be on the streets before he turns 40. I can hear it now. You weren't there. JPD sucks. It's not our fault. JPD can't put a case together. Blah, blah, blah. It's never anyone's fault. Ever.
Neighbors held a "Stop the Violence" type rally near her home shortly after her murder. One must ask them how many of them voted to return these same judges and District Attorney to office. Did they expect a different result when they keep doing the same thing?