Tylertown man sentenced to life in prison for 2016 murder

Tylertown man sentenced to life in prison for 2016 murder
Donnifer Peters/Photo credit: WCSD

WALTHALL COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Tylertown man was sentenced to life in prison, plus 25 years, Thursday for the 2016 murder of Alonza Glen Mays.

Donnifer Peters was arrested in August 2016 after Mays was found face-down in a ditch on Firetower Road in Tylertown.

Walthall County Sheriff Kyle Breland said a jury found Peters guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy to possess a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The judge sentenced Peters to life for the murder charge, five years for the conspiracy charge and 10 years for each count of possession of a firearm.