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Natchez man found guilty of robbery of 83-year-old woman

A Natchez man was found guilty of robbing an elderly woman. A Natchez man was found guilty of robbing an elderly woman.
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Purvis, MS 15th Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announced that on Thursday Jamie Cartell Payne, 25, of Natchez, Mississippi, was found guilty by a Lamar County Jury of Robbery. 

The case was tried by Assistant District Attorneys Lauren Barnes Harless and Doug Miller, according to a news release.

Payne will be sentenced on March 25, 2015 by Judge Anthony Mozingo and faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. 

According to Kittrell, the defendant robbed an 83-year-old woman of her purse in front of a clothing store.  Kittrell also said that the defendant knocked the woman to the ground, breaking her collar bone. 

"We hope this verdict sends a message to criminals that we will prosecute these crimes, and we will be pushing for a maximum sentence in this case," said Kittrell. 

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