- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A 20-year-old Jackson man has been sentenced in the murder of a 15-year-old student at a Jackson high school.

Attorney General Jim Hood says Demonte Finch appeared Tuesday before Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill Sr., and pleaded guilty to the murder charge. Weill sentenced Finch to 25 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 20 years to serve followed by five years of post-release supervision.

Destinee Ford was killed outside Wingfield High School on Dec. 5, 2013, after classes had been dismissed for the day. An investigation revealed that Ford was shot during a fight between students.

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