Friday, February 9, 2024

Killer Gets Life

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody E. Owens II announces the guilty verdict in the trial of Michael Greene who was found guilty of Capital Murder and Felon in Possession of a firearm. 

On November 18, 2021, officers with the Jackson Police Department (JPD) responded to 2100 Raymond Road following the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of Steven Woods who was killed by an apparent gunshot wound to the neck. The victim’s girlfriend, who witnessed the shooting, was on the scene and provided assistance to the investigation. A detective team from JPD’s Robbery Homicide Division was assigned to the case. During the course of their investigation, detectives identified Michael Greene, and two others as suspects in the murder. The investigation determined that the trio arranged to meet Woods in furtherance of a drug transaction, during which they planned to rob Woods. 

Following a five-day jury trial, Greene was found guilty on all counts. Greene was sentenced to life in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections without the possibility of reduction or parole. 

“I am proud of the hard work of our prosecutors and investigators in pursuing and obtaining justice for the victim’s family,” DA Owens said following the verdict. “Our office has made inquiries with the Department of Corrections to determine how this individual was released from prison four years into a mandatory ten-year sentence.” 

On December 21, 2017, Greene was convicted, in Hinds County Circuit Court, of possession of a firearm and sentenced, as a habitual offender, to a mandatory ten-year sentence. However, on August 17, 2020, Greene was referred by the trial court for parole consideration which was granted on October 6, 2020, less than four years into his mandatory ten-year sentence. 


Anonymous said...

Our Parole Board is becoming notoriously famous for handing out favors. It's like tossing Mardi Gras beads into the crowd.

Anonymous said...

That's one in a row.

Anonymous said...

The Judge gave him a mandatory 10 year sentence and Parole Board put this fool back on the streets! Dang, the law abiding citizens can’t get any relief from these convicted ignorant ass psychopaths.

Did he show the parole board a picture he painted or pottery in order to show he was ready for early release from a Mandatory sentence.

Dang Parole Board look up the word MANDATORY!

Anonymous said...

So this guy got out and killed somebody? Nice?

KF which “trial court” judge referred him for parole? Surly not Jeff W!

Anonymous said...

Makeup of the board, please, along with name of governor appointing each.

Anonymous said...

Can we have term limits on Parole Board members? Yes @ 10:33, makeup of Board please. My money says there's no law enforcement experience on there.

Anonymous said...

10:09. No, Weill just committed (yet another) error in that case that would have gotten the case reversed had the COA not covered for him.

Anonymous said...

MISS. CODE ANN. Section 47-7-5 (1972) creates the State Parole Board (Board), composed of five members. The Governor appoints the members with the advice and consent of the Senate. All terms are at the will and pleasure of the Governor. Any vacancy must be filled by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Governor appoints a chairman of the
Board. Any person who is appointed to serve on the Board must possess at least a bachelor's degree or a high school diploma and four years' work experience. Members must devote their full time to the duties of the Board and must not engage in any other business or profession or hold any other public office.

Members of the Parole Board as of April 2023

Jeffery Belk, Chairman
Vancleave, MS
Appointed 1/1/2022

James R. Cooper
Brandon, MS
Appointed 7/15/2020

Julia Norman
Meridian, MS
Appointed 7/15/2022

Anthony Smith (*)
Poplarville, MS
Appointed 7/15/2020

Marlow Stewart
Terry, MS
Appointed 11/1/2021

(*) Anthony Smith resigned from the Parole Board on May 12, 2023

Anonymous said...

My understanding is Mr. Smith's vacant position has already been filled by an appointment.

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