Convicted killer apologizes to family of man he killed

Published 6:37 am Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A Mississippi man has been convicted of shooting and killing a man at a convenience store nearly three years ago.

The Hattiesburg American reported a jury in Hattiesburg deliberated for three hours before finding 26-year-old Andre Baker guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Madison Sims.

Judge Mark Weathers sentenced Baker to life in prison.

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Baker apologized to Sims’ family after he was sentenced.

Baker’s attorneys did not contest whether Baker shot Sims on May 30, 2016. He died three days later at a hospital. They asked the jury to consider second-degree murder or manslaughter.

Prosecutors said Baker intended to shoot Sims after the two men argued in the convenience store, so the act was premeditated.