A Hinds County jury has found 25-year-old David Thomas guilty of capital murder in the 2012 death of Vicksburg welder Fred Jackson. He was beaten and robbed at a Jackson recycling plant and was in a coma for 41 days before he died.
The jury deliberated less than half-a-day before reaching a verdict.
Thomas faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. He'll be sentenced June 6.
The other man charged in the beating, 33-year-old Jontez Garvis, was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter last month. He got a plea deal.
Jackson's daughter, Sheila Hedrick, was not pleased with Garvis' sentence.
"I was, at least, hoping Judge Weill would give him the maximum sentence of 35 years, instead of the 20 years to serve," said Hedrick. "Uh, just because 20 years is just not enough...not enough for taking a life."
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