Jackson judge sends man to 90-year prison term

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A man awaiting trial in a murder case has been sent to prison for 90 years on other charges.

Marcus Thompson was sentenced Tuesday in Madison County Circuit Court, according to The Jackson Sun, which quoted the court clerk's office.

The 40-year-old Thompson was in court for sentencing in a 2009 hair salon robbery. Judge Roy Morgan sentenced him to 90 years as a career offender.

Thompson is scheduled to stand trial beginning Monday in the March 2009 shooting death of Carolyn Ward of Henderson.

Thompson's co-defendants in both the salon robbery and the killing of Ward are Tashundra Mosley and John Freeland Jr. Freeland was found guilty of first-degree murder in January and sentenced to death. Mosley's plea agreement includes her testifying for the state against Thompson.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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