SuperTalk Mississippi
News

Carthage man sentenced to 40 years in prison for 2014 murder

Photo from Stock Unlimited

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst announced that 37-year old Christopher E. Lemon was sentenced on Thursday to serve 40 years in federal prison for the second-degree murder of his co-worker, Courtney Cook back in July 2014.

A media release stated that Lemon was riding in a car with the woman on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Leake County and then pulled out a stolen firearm. Lemon shot Cook five times in the chest and leg, and left the body in the backseat of her vehicle. She was later found by a National Park Service ranger dead at the scene.

A federal grand jury indicted Lemon on September 20, 2016, charging him with Murder in the Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Stealing a Firearm and Use of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence.

Lemon appeared before U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves and pled guilty to second-degree murder in September 2016.

Lemon’s 40-year sentence will be immediately followed by a 5-year term of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $7,269.34 to the Office of Attorney General- Crime Victim Compensation Fund.

 

Stay up to date with all of Mississippi’s latest news by signing up for our free newsletter here

Copyright 2023 SuperTalk Mississippi Media. All rights reserved.

Related posts

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More