- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Jackson man for his role in the 2010 fatal shooting of a deliveryman.

Bennie Gunn was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2012.

Gunn also was sentenced to more than 100 years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carjacking, aggravated assault and armed robbery.

Prosecutors say Gunn and Dante Evans fatally shot William Morris, who was making a delivery to a convenience store on Sept. 10, 2010.

The other charges were the result of a 2010 robbery at the motel in Jackson, where the desk clerk and his son were wounded.



The Appeals Court on Tuesday denied Gunn’s arguments that the evidence didn’t support his conviction.

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