Murder Suspect Sentenced To 30 Years For Drugs


JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced a sentence of 30 years for a man also about to be put on trial for capital murder. On Tuesday, Christopher Craig Bennett pled guilty to possessing twenty pounds of marijuana, found during a routine traffic stop on County Line Road in Ridgeland and received the maximum sentence possible. Bennett is also facing a capital murder charge in Hinds County for the death of Chivas McElveen who was shot multiple times on May 9, 2016. Bennett is set for trial on July 10, 2017, in front of Judge Tommie Green.


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