Hub City man pleads guilty to 2014 murder

Hub City man pleads guilty to 2014 murder
Nijal Garry/Photo credit: Forrest County Jail
Photo of the crime scene in 2014./Photo credit: WDAM Archives
Photo of the crime scene in 2014./Photo credit: WDAM Archives

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man pleaded guilty in the 2014 beating death of another man in a Forrest County Court Friday.

Nijal Juan Garry, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Toney Robinson, 55, who was the Hub City's 11th homicide of 2014.

Robinson was found unresponsive in the front yard of Hope House Ministries at 1105 West Pine Street.

According to officers on scene, Robinson had extensive trauma wounds to several portions of his body.

A short time later, Garry was apprehended by authorities in the 200 block of Fox Terrace in Lamar County, after he attempted to flee from officers.

According to the indictment, after the murder, Garry stole the victim (Robinson's) truck and fled the scene.

Garry was sentenced to 40 years, with 20 to serve, and five years post-release supervision.

Counts two and three, which were taking possession of a motor vehicle and felony eluding were moved to the inactive file according to court records.

Garry will be turned over to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.