A 22-year-old Jackson man has been
sentenced to 20 years in prison, with five years suspended, for a
2003 slaying that police say occurred after an argument among a
group of youths playing football in the street.
Police said Frederick Holt, 30, died in the Sept. 27, 2003,
This week, Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green also said
Calvin Tyler will serve five years on supervised release after
completing his prison term.
A murder charge against Tyler was reduced to manslaughter in a
plea agreement. He pleaded guilty last month.
Assistant District Attorney Marvin Sanders said Tyler entered an
open plea - one without a sentencing recommendation.
"The victim's family agreed to the plea," Sanders said.
According to police reports, an argument started after a
football some young men were playing with landed on the car Holt
had parked in the street. He had asked the youths to stay off the
car with the football.
"They were upset because he parked the car on the street,"
Sanders said, based upon witness statements.
Words were exchanged between Holt and Tyler, who went into his
house, grabbed his uncle's shotgun and shot Holt in the chest and
leg, according to police.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,