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Man sentenced to 30 years for 2016 armed robbery, manslaughter

Tomas Bradford was sentenced Monday to serve 30 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for an armed robbery and shooting death in 2016.

Posted: Apr 23, 2019 6:46 PM
Updated: Apr 24, 2019 9:50 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Tomas Bradford, 18, from Starkville, was sentenced to 30 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for an armed robbery and the shooting death of Dacorian Coleman at Camelot Apartments in 2016.

Tony Rook, Oktibbeha County Circuit Court Clerk, said Bradford was with a group of people who attempted to rob someone. The victim then shot and killed the robber in self defense.


Tomas Bradford

Starkville police arrested Bradford and Abdural Lee Jr., 17, in connection to the shooting death and charged them with armed robbery.

While out on bond, police arrested and charged Bradford in 2017 with the murder of a 20-year-old at the Brookeville Gardens Apartments.

Bradford pleaded guilty to armed robbery and manslaughter.

The 2017 charge for first degree murder was retired after his plea in the 2016 case.

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