Thursday, August 10, 2017

Beast gets life for shooting child ten times

Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following statement.

Habitual Offender Receives Life Sentence for Shooting a Nine Year Old Child

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today, following a two day trial, Larry Carter IV was sentenced to serve life without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On October 5, 2016, at approximately 2:45 a.m. the Madison County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from the Canton Garden Apartment Complex reporting that multiple rounds had been fired into an apartment and that a child had been struck by the gunfire.

When officers arrived on the scene they immediately proceeded to the bedroom of the apartment where a 9 year old child had been shot multiple times. Law enforcement performed emergency medical care on the child until paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to UMMC and underwent emergency surgery. Law enforcement later spoke with the doctors at the hospital and learned that the child had been shot ten times.

Investigators spoke with the victim’s mother and step-father and learned that they and their three children, ages 9, 7 and 2, were in the house sleeping when they were awakened by numerous gunshots. Once the shooting stopped the parents began to check on their children and discovered that their oldest child had been shot. Law enforcement searched the perimeter of the apartment and recovered 23 spent shell casings. Officers also recovered numerous projectiles from the walls of the apartment.

Law enforcement developed Carter as a suspect and he was placed under arrest and transported to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department where he was advised of his rights and agreed to speak with investigators.
Carter admitted that he was the individual who had shot into the apartment. He also told law enforcement that he was a gang member and that the victim’s step-father was a member of a rival street gang. Carter said that prior to the shooting the step-father “had been disrespecting him and needed to be dealt with.” At one chilling point of the interviews, investigators reported that Carter appeared upset that no one was killed during the shooting incident. Carter admitted that he had been using ecstasy and cocaine prior to the shooting.

Guest stated, “Carter is a terrible person who chose to shoot up an apartment where three children were sleeping because he felt that the children’s step-father was disrespectful to him. I cannot think of a better place for Carter to spend the remainder of his life than behind bars. I cannot thank the jurors of Madison County enough for holding him accountable for his actions.’

Guest concluded, “Sheriff Randy Tucker and his team did an outstanding job putting together a rock solid case against Carter. Their investigation provided us with the evidence we needed to obtain convictions against Carter that ultimately removed him from our community. The citizens of Madison County will be safer because of the hard work of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.”

Hobson has two prior felony convictions and was on probation at the time of these crimes. He was previously convicted of breaking into two homes in Madison County in 2011.

District Attorney Michael Guest was sworn into office in January 2008 and represents the Twentieth Judicial District, Madison and Rankin Counties. For more information regarding the District Attorney’s office, follow us on Facebook, download our app or please visit


Name: Larry Charles Carter, IV
Address: 619 Martin Luther King Drive, Canton
Date of Birth: August 5, 1991


Anonymous said...

His esteemed defense team should have requested a change of venue and had this case tried where Ben Allen and Robert Schuler Smith were tried.

Anonymous said...

What do David Archie and the ACLU have to say about this clearly racist outcome?

Justice for Tyrion said...

Ok I get that this is a bad dude but a life sentence without the possibility of parole? Sounds a little excessive considering that no one was killed. Some actual murders don't even get that harsh of a punishment. Can't help but to think that a white man in the same situation would have received a lighter sentence but you cant make that argument on this blog.

Anonymous said...

@9:09, they do in Rankin and Madison Counties. That is why we don't have the "Hinds County effect" going on. Say what you will, but it works.

Kingfish said...

He was a habitual offender.

I have no problem giving a white guy life for this crime if the rest of the facts were the same. If you remember, I wanted to give Dedmonds the death penalty.

Anonymous said...


Read the headline: "Habitual Offender Receives Life Sentence for Shooting a Nine Year Old Child"

This is not this dude's first visit to the courtroom. In case you don't understand, the key word is "Habitual." If you still don't understand then grab your Webster's.

Oh, I forgot. You're just a troll. Go on back to your basement.

Anonymous said...

Can't help but to think that a white man in the same situation would have received a lighter sentence but you cant make that argument on this blog.

You mean a white man who's in a street gang and goes and pops a bunch of caps into someone's apartment because the white man inside is in a rival gang? And hits the rival white man's kid with 9 bullets?

How often you think that scenario comes up?

Anonymous said...

@9:09 can't imagine receiving life without parole because nobody was killed? Habitual or not he deserved it. A child was shot 10 times. The suspect said he was mad nobody died. He wanted someone in that house killed whether it be a child or the step dad he had no regard for human life. Instead of race why don't you consider the victim. The pain and suffering that child probably suffered not only from the shooting but also from what I can assume multiple surgeries and rehabilitation not to mention the psychological problems that the shooting caused the child.

Justice for Tyrion said...

I respect the argument that he's a habitual offender, doesn't show remorse, etc. All I'm saying is that the punishment must fit the crime. Give him 30 years of hard time but don't throw away the key just because an individual claimed he was part of a "gang". Yall are so quick to condemn African Americans as thugs that don't deserve the same considerations of justice that other groups of people in our society are privileged to.

Anonymous said...

Who is Hobson?

Kingfish said...

I call white hoodlums thugs all the time. Thug is a thug.

Anonymous said...

Judge doesn't have a choice on violent 3d felony, it's statutory.
Also, you could not 'accidently' hit someone 10 times, bet he saw him through a window...

Anonymous said...

10:30 -- A thug is not judged by the color of his skin but the content (or lack thereof) of his character. This guy fits the definition of thug.

Anonymous said...

Daryl Dedmond - amazing how those kids were leaving the cushy suburbs to harass poor black people in Jackson.

I thought that was the whole point for them being out there in the suburbs, to get away from the "dangerous" blacks of Jackson.

Looking at how the 'necks of Stankin Rankin are always bashing the place.

Racist pigs!

Anonymous said...

Justice for Tyrion.....who said this guy was white or black ? No where does KF's article say the defendant was a black man. Apparently you are assuming he was black, which would seem to indicate that you're as racist as the others here you accuse of the same.

Anonymous said...

Bottom line people, this guy is stupid regardless of color. Dude should be beaten everyday for a year, in jail and have his nads removed. This gang crap has to he dealt with harshly. People have lost any ability to think beyond their immediate needs and feelings. They have generally lost the ability to think.

Eye4Eye said...

I agree with JFT, life is too long. Just shoot him 10 times and let him go.

Anonymous said...

I'm black, and I think his sentence was just right.

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