Pearl River Co. man sentenced to 40 years for depraved heart murder

Pearl River Co. man sentenced to 40 years for depraved heart murder

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - On Wednesday, Oct. 14, a Pearl River County man pleaded guilty to depraved heart murder; which is defined as the intent of committing a crime with an "extreme indifference" to human life.

Darin K. Galmiche, 49, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of William Dalton O'Meara on June 18, 2015. Twenty of the 40 years will be served at the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The remaining 20 years will be served under post-release supervision.

We first told you about this story the day after the murder happened.

Pearl River County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said Galmiche shot O'Meara, 21, with a rifle at his home on Richardson Road. Galmiche lived in a mobile home behind the residence, according to authorities.

Tucker said Galmiche was upset about something and fired several shots at O'Meara when he arrived home with his girlfriend and a small child. O'Meara was taken to Highland Community Hospital where he later died.

In a statement released to WLOX News, 15th Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell thanked law enforcement for their work, saying, "The investigation and the hard work of my two assistant district attorneys assigned this case, Clay Cranford and Michael Horan, allowed this defendant to be brought to justice quickly."

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