Two plead guilty in unrelated Gulf Coast slaying cases

Two people have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in two unrelated slayings in Harrison County.

Amanda Sue Shavers and Juan Jones, both 31, separately entered their pleas Monday before Harrison County Circuit Judge Roger T. Clark.

Shavers will be sentenced July 23rd. Jones will be sentenced May 29th.

The maximum penalty range for manslaughter is 20 years in prison.

Shavers told the judge she accidentally stabbed her boyfriend, 26-year-old Jeffrey L. Farmer, in an argument at her home in Saucier in 2005.

Jones was scheduled for a second trial on his manslaughter charge this week. A jury in February was unable to reach an unanimous verdict in the 2004 fatal shooting of 36-year-old Michael

Jones told the judge that he and a group were leaving the bar and Stallworth charged as Jones was standing at the open door of a car. Jones said his pistol went off when Stallworth charged.