Man gets 20 years for the deaths of a USM student and unborn child

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Mount Olive man will spend the next 20 years in prison for the deaths of a USM student and her unborn child, killed at an apartment complex in Hattiesburg.

Perry Graves was set to go on trial Monday, charged with two counts of homicide for the shooting death of Kemiaya Jackson of Magee who was later discovered to be have been pregnant.

Graves instead pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter, which family members of the victim agreed to.

The shooting happened at Jackson's Boardwalk Apartment in November of 2008.

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