Tylertown Resident Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Felony Child Abuse

January 15, 2013

A Tylertown man has been sentenced to a total of 40 years behind bars for Felony Child Abuse and Manslaughter involving a child, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

James Dustin Lowery, 28, of Tylertown appeared in Walthall County Circuit Court Monday and pleaded guilty to one count of felony child abuse and one count of manslaughter.  As a result, Circuit Court Judge Michael M. Taylor sentenced the defendant to 40 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for felony child abuse, 20 years suspended for manslaughter, with both counts to run consecutively.

“We thank Judge Taylor for accepting the State’s recommendation of a lengthy sentence,” said Attorney General Hood.

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