Man gets life plus 20 years in 2017 murder of girlfriend, attempted murder of her son

Published 8:56 am Saturday, June 26, 2021

A Mississippi jury deliberated less than 15 minutes Friday afternoon when it convicted a man in the murder of his girlfriend and attempted murder of her son.

WCBI in Columbus reports that a Noxubee County jury found Marcus Gardner guilty of murdering Chelsea Pace in August 2017.

Pace’s son was also shot at the Brooksville area home where Pace was fatally injured.

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Gardner was sentenced to life in prison for the murder charge and 20 years in prison on the attempted murder charge.