- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has upheld the capital murder conviction of Jeffrey Grey Allen for his role in the 2011 fatal shooting of a Moss Point junkyard owner.

Allen was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2013 in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say Allen was one of two people involved in the slaying of 86-year-old Charlie Mason Jr., owner of Mason’s Junkyard on Hog Island in east Jackson County. Prosecutors say Allen and Donna Marie Freeman fled with thousands of dollars and a cellphone from Mason’s home.

Freeman is serving a 27-year sentence for second-degree murder.

The Appeals Court on Tuesday denied Allen’s argument the evidence didn’t support his conviction. The court said there was sufficient evidence for the jury to find Allen guilty.

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