- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A 21-year-old Hattiesburg man will spend the next 55 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/29RxkUb) James Curtis Clark was convicted Thursday of shooting to death 32-year-old Matthew Campbell during an alleged armed robbery on May 11, 2014.

Clark also was convicted of shooting Patrick Snow, who was injured in the incident, but managed to drive himself to a hospital for treatment.

It took the jury a little less than four hours of deliberations to reach its decision.

The verdict was reached after two days of testimony in Forrest County Circuit Court.

Judge Bob Helfrich sentenced Clark to serve 40 years for the murder and 20 years with 15 to serve on the assault, to be served consecutively.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com


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