Sentence Handed Down In Capital Murder Case

A Pearl River County man will spend the rest of his life in jail, for killing a three-year old boy. 39 year old Barry Strickland pleaded guilty today to capital murder, in the death of Timothy Scott Johnson. The child was beaten to death in March of last year.

His body was found in a wooded area, near Nasa's Buffer Zone. Timothy's mother... Brenda Rice Johnson... is charged with obstruction of justice, and accessory after the fact to capital murder. Her trial date, has not been set.