Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Life for Accused Coin Shop Killer

Madison-Rankin District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.


Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced that Joshua Garcia pled guilty, July 30, 2019, mid-trial, to attempted escape as a violent habitual offender. Yesterday, August 5, 2019, Garcia was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of early release or parole.


Garcia is also currently charged with the homicide of three employees of a Jackson pawnshop that occurred in December 2016. He fled the Jackson area after the murders and was located by US Marshals in Kansas and placed in the Leavenworth Correctional Facility. There, guards found a handcuff key located in Garcia’s rectum.

He was then returned back to the Jackson Metro area where he was housed as a federal inmate at the Madison County Detention Center. On July 1, 2017, a detention officer at the Madison County Detention Center observed Garcia attempting to climb through the razor wire at the top of the recreation yard inside the jail. Garcia was unable to get through the wire and quickly taken back into custody by officers. Garcia had torn the sheets from his bed and tied his jail issued flip flops to his feet. He had also padded his socks with strips of his jumpsuit and placed them on his hands in his attempt to get through the razor wire. He was indicted by a Madison County grand jury for attempted escape as a violent habitual offender.

July 30, 2019, after the State rested their case-in-chief, Garcia opted to plead guilty as a violent habitual offender. A violent habitual offender is someone who has been convicted at least two times previously to a felony offense, served more than one year on each offense, and one of those prior felonies is a crime of violence. The Court sentenced Garcia Monday, August 5, 2019, to life in prison without the possibility of early release or parole.

He still has to face the three murder charges through the U.S. Attorney’s Office where there is a possibility he will face the death penalty.

Bramlett stated “Joshua Garcia is a very dangerous person. He is accused of killing three innocent people in Jackson, evaded law enforcement after the murders, attempted to escape in Leavenworth, and then tried to escape from the Madison County Detention Center. Thankfully our detention officers are well trained and were able to stop him from escaping. He will now spend the rest of his life in prison.”

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bullet in head is a lot cheaper than him sucking up food and ac for the rest of his life.

Anonymous said...

@1:00, so is letting him go free. How about we follow the laws instead?

anonymous said...

When is she up for re election?

Anonymous said...

I suspect this scumbag will attempt murder in prison, or perhaps attempt to escape. Maybe that's when the bullet will find him. He is a dangerous animal. And for ever one they put in jail there are 5 more on the streets searching for prey. Protect your loved ones.

Anonymous said...

He seems nice.

Anonymous said...

He's already attempted to escape, this is why he is now facing life without parole.

Aunt Pittypat said...

Really, KF? You let an inane comment like “He seems nice” grace your comments? Maybe you should do as the New Yorker did, and publish “The Rejection Collection,” featuring cartoons that were too awful (or delightfully un-PC) to be printed. Another good book was put out by the National Lampoon publishers, called “Cartoons Even WE Wouldn’t Print.” Excellent stuff. I imagine the comments you prissily reject would make far better reading than the utter dreck you do let through your golden portals. Oh, Mr. Fussypants, come on and let racists have their little free-speech fun, too!

Anonymous said...

Life for attempting to escape? What about the three who are resting in their graves? Why is this fucker still alive?

Anonymous said...

Oh...sorry; He still has to be tried, eventually, for the murders, at which time he will be sentenced to three concurrently served life sentences. He will never fry, which should be his fate. This is why our system of justice has no element of deterrence.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 3:39 hes not going to approve the N word for your gratification. But you are free to say it in public if you want to swallow your teeth. Go ahead, we will watch.

Anonymous said...

There, guards found a handcuff key located in Garcia’s rectum.

He'll find a number of proctologists in the big house ready to search him for contraband.

Anonymous said...

Thuggin’

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