Columbia man sentenced in 2013 shooting death

Columbia man sentenced in 2013 shooting death
Malcolm Husband

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - A Columbia man convicted in a 2013 shooting death of a Marion County man was sentenced in a Purvis courtroom Wednesday.

Malcolm Jamal Husband, 26, convicted of manslaughter, in the death of James Forester Crenshaw II, was sentenced to 20 years with 10 to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Husband approached the bench in court before receiving his sentencing and apologized before the judge.

Husband was convicted for the shooting death of Crenshaw after a recent two-day trial. According to Marion County Sheriff's Department investigators, Crenshaw was shot around 8:00 p.m. Nov. 14th outside of a residence at 1275 Hwy. 13 South.

Shortly after the incident, Husband was taken into custody by Columbia police officers after a car matching a description was stopped. He was booked in the Marion County Jail and given a $1 million bond in connection to the crime.

Crenshaw died at Forrest General Hospital in the early hours of Nov. 15th.

The case was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff's Department with assistance from the Columbia Police Department.