Life in Prison for Jackson Man Convicted of Triple Murder

January 4, 2018

Javondus Beasley, 25, of Jackson, received a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole plus 80 years on Thursday after being found guilty on on one count of capital murder and two counts of second-degree murder in the 2013 shooting deaths of his neighbor, 29-year-old Eldra Gibson and Gibson’s friends 25-year-old Sherrod Brown and 22-year-old Ashley Taylor.

Javondus Beasley of Jackson received a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole plus 80 years on Thursday after being found guilty on three counts of murder, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Beasley, 25, was convicted last month by a Hinds County jury on one count of capital murder and two counts of second-degree murder in the 2013 shooting deaths of his neighbor, 29-year-old Eldra Gibson and Gibson’s friends 25-year-old Sherrod Brown and 22-year-old Ashley Taylor. Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill Sr. sentenced Beasley to life without parole on count one, 40 years on count two, and 40 years on count three. The sentence will run consecutively.

In October of 2013, Beasley entered Gibson’s home on Moon Street in Jackson with the intention of robbing the owner of the house then killed the owner and the other two victims that were in the house at that time.

“This man is headed to the exact place he deserves to be for committing these heinous murders,” said General Hood. “I’m thankful for the justice that Judge Weill and the Hinds County jury have delivered in this case, and I hope it brings some peace to the families who have suffered too much.”

The case was investigated by the Jackson Police Department with assistance by Perry Tate of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Jim Giddy and Marvin Sanders following the recusal of the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office.

 

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