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Jones Co. man pleads guilty to manslaughter

Korey Wedgeworth. Source: JCSD Korey Wedgeworth. Source: JCSD
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Jones County man who was charged with murder in 2016 has plead guilty to a lesser charge. 

Korey Wedgeworth was in court Monday where he plead guilty to manslaughter in the shooting of his brother's girlfriend Katie Tripp. 

He was sentenced to 20 years in jail with 18 to serve. 

The scene: 

Jones County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on County Barn Road around 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016.  The call was regarding a possible shooting of a female.

Investigators took Wedgeworth into custody, and was originally charged him with aggravated assault, but his charges were upgraded in February that same year. 

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