JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A man convicted of killing a federal
witness and decapitating her has been sentenced to life in prison
Joe Lewis Collins was convicted in September of murder and
conspiracy to commit murder in the 2003 slaying of Clovis Reed. He
was sentenced Friday by a federal judge in Jackson.
Reed's body was found April 4, 2003, in a wooded area in Simpson
County a week before she was scheduled to testify in an
Three other people have been convicted in the case and have
received sentences ranging from 25 years to life.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,