- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Shawn Labarron Davis is hoping for a chance a freedom.

A re-sentencing hearing for Davis wrapped up Monday in Jackson County. The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1gHKA0s ) a judge will rule later.

Davis is serving a life sentence for murder. He is one of four involved in the 2002 beating death of Navy veteran Dorian Johnson. Davis was 16 at the time of the slaying.

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court found it is unconstitutional to impose a mandatory life-without-parole sentence on someone who was under the age of 18 at the time of the crime.

Authorities say the 52-year-old Johnson was beaten to death and robbed of his Social Security check. Johnson was 100 percent disabled and partially paralyzed. Johnson’s body was found a week later on an abandoned logging road.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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