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Biloxi man sentenced to life in prison for murder of 26-year-old

Jenkins was sentenced to life in prison. (Photo source: Office of the District Attorney) Jenkins was sentenced to life in prison. (Photo source: Office of the District Attorney)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

On Wednesday, a jury in Harrison County Circuit Court found a 47-year-old Biloxi man guilty in the 2014 shooting death of his then girlfriend's son.

On Oct. 11, 2014, Rodise Jenkins, III got into an argument with his girlfriend, Hazel Turner, about phone calls from his ex-wife. Later in the day, Turner's son, 26-year-old Anthony Wheaton, came to the house and got into an argument with Jenkins.

After the argument, Jenkins got a gun out of his truck and and shot Wheaton, who then went back inside of the house. As Turner called 911, Jenkins went back inside the home and fired two shots into Wheaton's head and chest. 

Though Jenkins testified that the shooting was self defense, a jury deliberated for just under three hours before reaching a guilty verdict. 

Jenkins was sentenced to life in prison. 

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