The Natchez Democrat reported Devonte Jackson was sentenced to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) as part of a plea deal. Jackson pled guilty to the reduced charged of imperfect self-defense manslaughter.
The shooting happened on August 14, 2021, at the home of Devonica Hammett, 25.
Authorities said Jackson drove to Hammett’s home on Country Club Drive just after 3:00 a.m. They said the two got into a fight, which escalated to the shooting.
Hammett was shot multiple times during the incident and died from her injuries.