Corinth man pleads guilty in wife's death

By The Associated Press

CORINTH — A Corinth man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2008 death of his wife.

Matthew Wayne Rickman Sr. was set to go to trial on Monday but instead entered a guilty plea in Alcorn County Circuit Court Friday before Judge Paul Funderburk. Rickman had initially been charged with murder in the shooting death of 47-year-old Loris Rickman.

The Daily Corinthian reports Matthew Wayne Rickman Sr. received the maximum 20-year sentence on the manslaughter charge. He also received the maximum three-year sentence on a previous charge of credit card fraud and a 20-year sentence with five years suspended stemming from an assault on another inmate that occurred while Rickman was awaiting trial.