Adams County man pleads guilty to second-degree murder, will remain free until sentencing


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NATCHEZ, Mississippi — An Adams County man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, but will remain free on bail until he is sentenced.

The Natchez Democrat reports ( 49-year-old Marvin Anthony Watson entered the plea Monday in front of Judge Forrest Johnson in the May 18 shooting of 32-year-old Peter Jones III. Jones died several days after the incident.

Jones was shot at least three times at a Natchez nightclub.

Johnson said because the matter did not go to trial and because of the differing stories of what happened he would order a pre-sentencing investigation before Watson was given a final sentence.

Information from: The Natchez Democrat,

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