JACKSON — The man accused of killing a Jackson teenager after an argument at a Memorial Day party over a spilled drink is set to go to trial Monday in Hinds County Circuit Court.
The Clarion-Ledger reports 33-year-old Joseph Bennett is one of four men charged in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Cordarel Brown.
Bennett, the alleged gunman, faces life in prison if convicted of murder.
A second man accused in the killing, 29-year-old Randy Johnson, is charged with murder and aggravated assault. His trial is scheduled to start next week.
Eighteen-year-old Charlie Taylor was convicted in September of murder and aggravated assault and sentenced to life plus 90 years.
The fourth suspect, 33-year-old James Warren, pleaded guilty to being an accessory and received a five-year sentence.
The Associated Press