Man convicted in Neshoba County teen’s death

Court NewsThe Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Neshoba County man will be sentenced Nov. 19 after being convicted this past week of involuntary manslaughter in federal court in Jackson.

WTOK-TV in Meridian reports that 24-year-old Christopher Thompson, Jr., of Philadelphia, was convicted in the death of a 13-year-old bicyclist in the Bogue Chitto community in 2011.

Prosecutors say Thompson was driving drunk that day, with a blood alcohol level 0.21 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

Thompson faces a maximum penalty of eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine.