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Second suspect pleads guilty to murder of Holmes Co. man

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CARROLL COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The second suspect accused in the murder and kidnapping of a Holmes County man is headed to prison.

According to the Carroll County Circuit Clerk, Malcolm Melton has plead guilty to murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Melton was sentenced to life in prison for murder, and also received 30 years for kidnapping and 5 years for conspiracy to commit robbery.

The sentences must run concurrently.

Jimmy Sanders, 65, was killed last November.

Erick Jermaine Ellis, 29, has already been sentenced to life in prison on a capital murder charge.

Investigators said Ellis and Melton went to Sanders' home in West asking for help with car trouble.

Sanders, was later found in the woods in Carroll County shot inside his torched truck.

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