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Tupelo teen sentenced in shooting death

Keithan Griffin

A teenager finds out his punishment in the shooting death of someone he described as his friend.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2018 6:51 PM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2018 10:10 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A teenager finds out his punishment in the shooting death of someone he described as his friend.

Lee County Circuit Judge Paul Funderburk on Wednesday gave Keithan Griffin five years in prison for culpable neglience manslaughter.  

District Attorney John Weddle says his office was seeking ten years in prison for the defendant.

Griffin, 16 at the time of the shooting, killed Daiquarrias Pounds, 19, in May 2017 at Griffin's home on Shonda Circle.

The shooting happened five months after Griffin, a Tupelo High School football player, was paralyzed in a shooting at Theron Nichols Park.

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