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Deadbeat dad receives 5 year prison sentence

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CRYSTAL SPRINGS, MS (WLBT) - A Hinds County father of two has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for being a deadbeat dad. 

Robert E. Matthews failed to pay child support for several years, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. 

Matthews plead guilty and was sentenced Monday for felony non-support of a child before Copiah County Circuit Court Judge Lamar Pickard.  

The judge sentenced Matthews to ten years with five years were suspended. He will serve five years probation. 

 Matthews will have to pay his family $42,000 dollars in back child support at the end of his probation. 

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