Friday, June 11, 2021

Hambrick Killer Back in Prison... For Now

Will MDOC ask Judge to impose 5-year suspended sentence? 

 Eric Hambrick's killer is back in prison for now.   Hinds County Deputies arrested Arkel Coleman last Saturday for DUI, violating a traffic ordinance, and possessing a concealed weapon as a convicted felon.  However, he is scheduled to be released in October.  

Coleman and an accomplice beat the MEMA employee to death on May 28, 2015.  Hambrick performed in the Mississippi Opera and attended choir practice at First Baptist Church (Jackson) that night.  He unfortunately stopped at the Waffle House on High Street at 10:30 PM.


The 19 year-old Arkel Coleman thought the 52 year-old man would be easy prey and beat him with his fists.  Mr. Hambrick fell to the ground and sustained more injuries when his head violently struck the pavement.  His family removed him from life support a few days later.  Arkel Coleman and his accomplice, Sherderwick Anderson, removed a ring they fancied from a dying Eric Hembrick's finger.  Police arrested the pair within a few days. 

In what is unfortunately too often the story, the fun began when the case got to Circuit Judge Tomie Green's courtroom. A grand jury indicted the feral Coleman for first degree murder and robbery on June 26, 2015.  He pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith accepted the guilty plea and dropped the robbery charge. Attorney Ali Shamsid-dunce represented Coleman.

Judge Tomie Green reviewed the case and blessed Coleman.  She sentenced him to serve fifteen years in prison but suspended five years of the sentence.  She ordered him to take an anger management class and enroll in a GED class.  She naturally gave him credit for time served in prison.  Thus the amount of time he will serve in prison after conviction is less than nine years.  Keep in mind that Shamsid-dunce once clerked for Judge Green. 

Eric Hambrick

Manslaughter is considered to be a "50%" crime.  A defendant convicted of manslaughter is eligible for early supervised release after serving only half of his sentence.  MDOC released Coleman from prison on August 15, 2020 and placed him under so-called earned release supervision.  Earlier post. 

Hinds County deputies arrested Coleman for a DUI and found he was in possession of a .22 caliber Glock (44).   Coleman was held without bond pending a hold by MDOC. 

Apparently, MDOC revoked his ERS status yesterday and he is back in prison in Rankin County.  However, he is scheduled to be released from his sentence on October 28 (if the MDOC website is accurate).  

There is a suspended prison sentence of five years hanging over Coleman's head.  However, MDOC must file a petition in Hinds County Circuit Court to impose the suspended sentence.  Judge Green has to approve the petition.  

Kingfish note: Coleman should be serving life but thanks to the District Attorney and Circuit Judge, he goes free after only a few years.   This website opined in 2017 after Coleman was sentenced: 

All Eric Hambrick ever did was serve.  He served the community.  He served at church.  Friends, family, and colleagues all said he was a blessing to others.  His life was taken by a savage, an animal who would never amount to anything and should have been put down like the dog that he is.  However, he is just marking the time until he can party in freedom on his thirtieth birthday while Eric Hambrick will never see another birthday.  

There is no other way to put it: Judge Tomie Green is a threat to public safety.  Judge Green considers her courtroom to be a social experiment instead of a place where justice is meted out to those who deserve it.  Thugs are turned loose to terrorize the community.  Killers such as Coleman get light sentences.  Fathers who rape their own infant children are given leniant but illegal sentences.

Then there is the District Attorney's office.  It negotiated this plea bargain.  It accepted the guilty plea and dropped the robbery charge.  The sad part is, the prosecutors probably think they did a good job.  

This case is a miscarriage of justice.  Period.  This savage will be back on the streets before he is thirty years-old.  Free to rob and kill again and again.  We are in the middle of a Mayor's race.  Every one of the candidates will talk tough about crime but NOT ONE OF THEM will address the real problem: the prosecutors and judges who backstab the police.  None of them will criticize this sentence or other similar verdicts that are issued in the Hinds County criminal justice system again and again.  At some point, the people who keep putting judges such as Tomie Green bear the blame for what happens in her courtroom and that my friends, is the bottom line .

Too harsh? Tell that to the family of a young girl raped (allegedly) by Barack Patton or a young woman murdered on I-220 just a few months ago.  Her (alleged) killer was free on bond for another murder after Judge Green set her bond at $50,000 for her first (alleged) kill.


Anonymous said...

And there are those out there who are still optimistic about a turn-around for Jackson?

Yeah, right. Not one chance in a billion.

Anonymous said...

Crazy how there is already a law forbidding felons from possessing firearms yet it doesn’t stop them. What delusions must a person suffer to believe that more laws will stop criminals from possessing and doing bad things with firearms?

Anonymous said...

I kept getting ads all week from some PAC that wants felons in Mississippi to have the right to vote. Yeah right, the would vote Tommie Green to the MS Supreme Court and receive the highest blessings in the state!

Anonymous said...

These are the mentors or the inner city kids today. The justice system lets them out so they can pass on their life skills to the next generation. Its a never ending circle which will not be broken until the community decides to do something about. That will be never.

Anonymous said...

This is discussing to Hambricks family & all citizens of MS. Would Judge Green feel and want the same penalty if it were her family member? She can impose stiffer penalties but chooses not too. VOTE her Out along with Mayor Lumumba!

Anonymous said...

Can’t imagine how many killers are out on the streets of Jackson right now who should be in jail

Anonymous said...

@9:26, you are exactly right. Liberals just seem to think that if there are no more guns in society that criminal activity will just vanish. Evil people are going to always do evil things; they will just find another tool to use. Liberalism is truly a mental illness for which there is no cure.

Anonymous said...

Even though he's back in prison, I believe he can be prosecuted for possession as a felon. Should let the Feds get this.

Anonymous said...

Tolerance is not a virtue. Tolerance is weakness, manifest. Weakness gets your cities overrun and your skull caved in by savages.

Anonymous said...

Damn gun shows.

Anonymous said...

#62 early this morning on Fielding Ave. On track for 139.69 this year. Sad, sad, sad.

Anonymous said...

Society has failed Eric-It takes a village.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry people, the streets will take care of Arkel. He had that pistol because he knew someone was hot on his ass for some shenanigans he pulled a few years back.

Anonymous said...

Serious suggestion:

I think I recall that years ago a Citizen's group formed and hired someone to monitor criminal cases in Jackson - a public advocate. We need this again. We need someone who will follow up with the related entities (police, prosecutor's office, MDOC, the court system) to insure that the ball is not dropped -- and if some entity does not do their job to raise hell and bring it to the public's attention.

As it is, we get periodically outraged but then lose our focus and let the system bog down in after the fact finger pointing. Does anyone else see this as a good idea?

Anonymous said...

Only way Jackson, and by extension Hinds, gets turned around is if Feds were to police this shit and send the convicts to big boy prison. There is no "justice" in Hinds. For black or white.

Anonymous said...

I’m pretty liberal (By Mississippi standards) and I don’t think 5 years for murder is reasonable. Murder should be at least 20 years in nearly every circumstance. I’d be in favor of at least 5 years in prison for any felon in possession of a firearm as well and More if it’s a stolen firearm. Also, I don’t think there’s much debate to be had that the prevalence of guns in our country leads to more gun violence and more crime in general. If it comes to it, I’d rather take my chances in a fight against fists than guns.

Anonymous said...

Bribe. Bribe.Bribe. They all will take them. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

10:06 a.m., Tolerance and enabling bad behavior are two very different things, though they are often conflated. Likewise, intolerance and consequences for one's actions are not the same.

For example, I may tolerate ignorance while simultaneously encouraging a prison sentence for a violent criminal.

Anonymous said...

If only a social worker had been there to intervene...

Anonymous said...

@12:39 PM,

Your's is not liberal thinking. It is pure common sense. Don't let your liberal friends hear you talking this way. They will kick you out of the party!

Kingfish said...

All he could get was a .22?

Anonymous said...

This literally makes me sick to my stomach. I worked with Eric and the man would not hurt a fly and he would have given them the damn ring if he thought it would help those guys. I don't know how Judge Green sleeps at night. I wonder if she raised her kids without disciplining them for wrong doing?

Anonymous said...

.22 is the only ammo you can find in affordable quantities these days. If it weren’t for my 10/22, I wouldn’t be shooting on the weekends!

Anonymous said...

2:35 PM
Preach. Last I checked 9mm was $0.50 a round. I haven't looked at ammo prices since the start of the year. Nevermind in store.

Anonymous said...

@3:33 PM
So roughly $10 a magazine to shoot a Glock 17.


Anonymous said...

" This literally makes me sick to my stomach. I worked with Eric and the man would not hurt a fly and he would have given them the damn ring if he thought it would help those guys. "

So true !

I knew Eric during elementary school.
He had the same spirit even at that young age.

Hopefully this thug will "drop the soap" at his latest stay at MDOC.

Yeah, that's not really justice ... (but it will get Arkel's attention) .

Anonymous said...

"All he could get was a .22?" Load it with CCI Stingers that run at about 1640 FPS+, Federal 40gr at 1200fps, American Eagle 40gr high velocity, Winchester 40gr at 1300fps, etc. It is not what you shoot but how well you shoot what you have. Shoot at someone with a 105 howitzer ad miss, it is maybe windy. Shoot the computer with one of these, it is lights out. .22 is usually used in close and is fine at times. Now, if they only made one in .22 Mag, now that'd be sweet.

Anonymous said...

@2:16 - don’t let your conservative friends know you are talking to a liberal or you may get shot. Please cite a source that says liberalism doesn’t want prison time for murder. We certainly have an overcrowded prison system and there are plenty of reforms needed, but who has been calling for murder to be a 5 year sentence?

Anonymous said...

The haves and the have nots. Madison and Rankin have a strong and fair judicial system and good law enforcement. Hinds county have not a strong and fair judicial system and good law enforcement.

Anonymous said...

I shoot a .22 sub velocity 43 grains of powder round. Nice & quiet.

Anonymous said...

And yet people live there -- with no fence around the place.

You have got to ask yourself, "what kind of people would do that?"

Anonymous said...

You know what? Fuck this shit! Bring back public executions. You get caught in the act or DNA proves your hands are dirty you live for thirty days. That’s it. No more free passes. No more twenty year appeals. And no more paying for your food and clothing in prison. Unless this country takes back our streets and puts these scum bags down we’re headed for Armageddon. And after their dead cremate the bastards to get them used to where their going!

Anonymous said...

Remember, when felons can vote, they can also serve on JURIES!

Ghost of Cabana said...

Gerard Gibbbbbbert and his clown associates want this kind of miscreant to exit the prison door after a few months of 'rehabilitation' and the saying of ahms. After all, he had no priors and only wanted the ring. He didn't mean to hurt nobody and is just taking up space in the cell-block.

Anonymous said...

Thugs Slamming Eric's head into a parking lot ... any where ... over damn ring ???

I get pissed every time I think about that night.

I hope the "Arkel" animal at leasts gets a ...

(Well, my thoughts, hopes & dreams about "Arkel" are too graphic to post).

Anonymous said...

“Remember, when felons can vote, they can also serve on JURIES!”

Nice FUD attempt. (Fear uncertainty and doubt) Felons can already vote in Mississippi. Only certain crimes are disqualifying.

Also, you’ve never filled out a jury questionnaire have you? You know other states allow felons who have served their time to vote right? Felons disqualified during voir dire due to past run ins with the justice system.

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