Man sentenced to death for 2019 fatal shootings at Mississippi Walmart

Published 5:41 am Saturday, December 3, 2022

A jury has sentenced a man to death in the 2019 capital murder of two Walmart managers at a Mississippi Walmart.

Martez Abram was sentenced to death on Friday, one day after he was convicted of capital murder and attempted murder in the fatal shooting inside a Southaven Walmart in 2019.

Abram was found guilty of shooting and killing Brandon Gales and Anthony Brown, two co-workers at Walmart. Abram also shot and injured a Southaven police officer in the incident.

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Gales and Brown were two managers at the store. Abram had reportedly been suspended from his job several days before the shooting.

Abram also reportedly started a fire in the store with a gallon jug of gasoline he carried inside the store in a backpack.