UPDATE: Guilty verdict in Winston County murder trial

Kevin Ladexter Carter | Photo: Winston County Sheriff's Dept.

A jury in Winston County Circuit Court returned a guilty verdict Monday evening in the 2017 shooting death of a woman.

Posted: May 7, 2018 4:12 PM
Updated: May 7, 2018 7:19 PM

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A jury in Winston County Circuit Court returned a guilty verdict Monday evening in the 2017 shooting death of a woman.

Kevin Carter, 44, was accused of shooting Angela Collier, 39, in early 2017 at a home on Roy Bates Road in Noxapater.

Investigators say Collier was shot once in the leg with an AK-47 and later died at a local hospital.

Carter eventually surrendered to law enforcement following a week-long search.

Jury selection was held Monday morning, and the state presented witnesses before Carter took the stand Monday afternoon.

He was sentenced to 70 years in prison for second-degree murder, aggravated assault and felon in possession of a weapon.

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