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Itawamba County murder suspect found guilty

Jurors found Jimmy Carpenter guilty of murdering Sharon Johnson.

Posted: Nov 22, 2019 11:24 AM
Updated: Nov 22, 2019 4:50 PM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A jury has found Jimmy Carpenter guilty of murdering an elderly woman in 2015.

The trial began Monday and the verdict was reached Friday morning.

Jimmy Carpenter (right) with his attorney. Photo taken on Nov. 18, 2019.

He was on trial for the death of Sharon Johnson, 65, in August 2015.

Investigators said Carpenter was the disabled woman’s caregiver.

Johnson was stabbed multiple times and her throat was slit in her home on Mt. Gilead Road.

He was sentenced to life without parole as a habitual offender.

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