Jones County man sentenced to 12 years for 2012 death of cousin

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - An Ellisville man has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison for the 2012 Memorial Day death of his cousin.

Roderick Deloach pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and a judge sentenced him to 20 years, with 12 to serve.

Prosecutors said Deloach got into a fight with his cousin, Tim Hardy and police found Hardy collapsed in the yard. He later died in a hospital from a stab wound to the chest.

Prosecutors said Deloach turned himself in to police shortly after the incident.

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