PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A capital murder suspect will spend 22 years in prison in the Aug. 10, 2010, armed robbery and shooting death of professional dog breeder and groomer Johnny M. Bullock.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/KH3KwB ) 31-year-old Daniel Hatten was set to go to trial Monday on a capital murder charge when he decided instead to enter into a plea agreement with the state. He pleaded guilty to reduced charges of armed robbery and transfer of a controlled substance.
Circuit Court Judge Robert Krebs sentenced Hatten to pay a total of $3,000 in fines, court costs and $250 to the crime victim's compensation fund.
Hatten and Rodney McKenzie each were indicted in the killing. McKenzie, who was the triggerman, was convicted of capital murder in March and sentenced to life without parole.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com
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