After 8 years of delay, Mississippi man gets 30 years for killing his father, grandmother

Published 9:43 pm Tuesday, September 27, 2022

A man accused of shooting to death his father and his grandmother in 2014 has pleaded guilty and will serve a 30-year sentence, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Tyrone C. Liddell Jr., 29, entered the plea to second-degree murder and manslaughter in the deaths of Tyrone C. Liddell Sr. and Bertha Lee Liddell.

In a news release, Hinds County District Attorney Jody E. Owens, II said the case was delayed for over eight years while Liddell underwent evaluation and treatment at the State Hospital.

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“This is beyond tragic for any family to endure,” Owens said. “The victims’ family approved the plea offer … I want the family to know our thoughts and prayers are with them as they continue to mourn these horrific losses.”

Owens said Liddell will serve a 30-year day-for-day sentence in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with no early release.