Man to serve 33 years in state prison for 2015 double murder

Published 6:12 am Friday, March 8, 2019

A northeast Mississippi man will serve 38 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the 2015 killing of a couple.

Local news outlets report 28-year-old Michael Lee Meeks entered the guilty pleas Thursday before Alcorn County Circuit Judge John White.

Meeks shot Archie “Wayne” Williams and Jeanette Martha Gray and then stole Gray’s truck. Meeks is also pleading guilty to grand larceny for stealing the truck. He’s getting 33 years for the murders and five years for the theft.
Prosecutors reduced the charges from first-degree murder in exchange for the pleas.

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Meeks is also serving the remainder of an eight-year sentence for a separate conviction for shooting into an occupied dwelling. He was on probation for that conviction at the time of his arrest.