- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A McComb man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in a plot to kill a man and steal $3,500 from his bank card.

The Enterprise-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1z5P0SN ) Pike County Circuit Judge David Strong sentenced 27-year-old Greg Fortenberry on Monday as an habitual offender. Fortenberry’s previous convictions date back to 2007.

Fortenberry was convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of 53-year-old Kenneth Thompson on Aug. 18, 2013. Trials are pending for two other people charged with murder in the case and a third person charged with accessory after the fact.

Prosecutors say the four carried out a plot to kill Thompson. They dumped his body in the woods near McComb, then drove Thompson’s truck to a remote spot and set it on fire.

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Information from: Enterprise-Journal, https://www.enterprise-journal.com


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