LAURINBURG —In the course of the November 4, 2023 prison session of Scotland County Superior Court docket, defendant Jimmy Davenport was convicted of first diploma homicide.
The State was represented by Chief Assistant District Lawyer Jamie Adams and Assistant District Lawyer Matthew Victory. In the course of the trial, the State introduced proof that the defendant shot his brother, Frankie Davenport on December 10, 2020. The Honorable Taylor Browne presided over the trial and in the end sentenced the defendant to a compulsory life sentence within the Division of Grownup Corrections, with out the opportunity of parole.
In response to the decision, District Lawyer Reece Saunders stated, “I wish to lengthen a particular because of the women and men who served on this jury. This verdict sends a transparent message that our group is fed up with gun violence and that it’ll not be tolerated.”