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Man sentenced to 8 years in jail where father was killed

Jessie Lee Williams Jr. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.) Jessie Lee Williams Jr. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

His father was killed by a jailer while he was an inmate at the Harrison County jail. Now, Jessie Lee Williams, Junior will spend the next few years of his life in that same jail.

District Attorney Joel Smith tells us the 19-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to accessory after the fact to the murder of Melvin Presley. He also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of possession of a stolen firearm.

Williams admitted he was involved in a deadly shooting on 32nd Avenue in Gulfport that killed Presley and injured two others in June of last year.

Williams was sentenced to five years in prison for each charge. They are to run consecutively, with two years suspended, so he'll serve eight years.

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