- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The final suspect charged in the 2014 shooting death of 20-year-old Terrance Thornburg has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

The Natchez Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/2g5GjpT ) 35-year-old Alan T. Thomas, of Natchez, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Wednesday before District Judge Forrest Johnson in Adams County Circuit Court. Thomas was originally indicted for capital murder and conspiracy.

Johnson sentenced Thomas to 15 years in prison, with 14 years and two months suspended and credit for 10 months already served. Additionally, Thomas must serve 10 years of post-release supervision.

Jhakeel Q. Hawkins pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with 10 years suspended and credit for time served. Maurice Davis pleaded guilty last week to manslaughter as the shooter and was sentenced to 15 years.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/


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