Thursday, August 2, 2018

Morment Gets 30 Years

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

A 25-year-old man will spend 30 years in prison for the 2013 shooting of Jessica Keys and Kamron Conner at a North State Street gas station in Jackson, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Deangelo Morment, of Jackson, was sentenced Wednesday by Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill on two counts of aggravated assault following a July 17 conviction by a Hinds County trial jury. Judge Weill sentenced Morment to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five years suspended and 15 years to serve on each count. The sentences will run consecutively for a total of 30 years to serve. Morment was placed on five years of probation upon his release.

On July 13, 2013, Morment and two other men ambushed Conner at the Gas Stop gas station in apparent retaliation, shot him, and fled the scene. Surveillance video showed Conner being shot multiple times and Keys being caught in the cross fire. Both victims survived.

The case of one suspect has been dismissed while the case against Frederick J. Smith, Jr. is still pending. Jackson Police Department investigated this case and arrested the three men, but the Hinds County District Attorney’s office recused itself from prosecuting.

“Violence does not belong in our communities. Now, there is one less violent criminal off our streets,” said General Hood. “This case was a team effort, and I thank those involved for seeing it through to justice being served.”

This case was also investigated by AG Investigator Perry Tate and was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders, both with the AG’s Public Integrity Division.


Just Another Travesty - Move Along.. said...

Hold On! If the perp shot these people in retaliation, would that not indicate premeditated murder. WTF is up with the charge?

Anonymous said...

Sorry; I thought the victims were dead. But why not attempted murder?

Anonymous said...

Unless it has changed recently Mississippi doesn't have an "attempted murder" charge. I know that there was a move in the legislature to enact the charge.

Somebody tell Jimmy that his statement “Violence does not belong in our communities. Now, there is one less violent criminal off our streets,” should be "there is one MORE violent criminal off our streets" or "there is one less violent criminal ON our streets."

loess learner said...

Thank you, 5:54, for pointing out the piss-poor grammar. He doesn’t understand basic English but he’s ready to be guvnah! I guess having a mullet, a dog and a truck count for something. Hail yeah!

Anonymous said...

There is no attempted murder statute in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I do believe the legislature passed 'attempted murder' bill three years ago. Every backwards, we were one of two states that had no such definition/statute.

lovermangenuis said...

General Hood? Wouldn't it be Attorney General Hood? Maybe I'm ill informed, but I've never heard an AG referred to as simply General.

Seriously, does he regularly refer to himself as General Hood? That sounds like a supervillain from a comic book.

Maybe he's planning to steal a nuclear warhead and hold New York City hostage if he doesn't win the governor's race.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:11 I have heard appellate judges call him that.

Anonymous said...

There was that 'female' Surgeon General who preferred to be called General.

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