Simmons gets 10 years in prison for manslaughter - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Simmons gets 10 years in prison for manslaughter

Police officers investigate the death of Jerry Minor, 55, near the Hattiesburg Police Dept. on July 8, 2011. Police officers investigate the death of Jerry Minor, 55, near the Hattiesburg Police Dept. on July 8, 2011.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Hattiesburg man will spend 10 years in prison for the beating death of another man last summer. 

Raffeal Simmons, 26, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of Jerry minor, 55, in July.

Minor's body was found in a wooded area near the Hattiesburg Police Department.

Simmons was sentenced to 20 years with 10 years to serve.

He'll also be on five years of post-release supervision.

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