Man Convicted of Killing Mother of Child Behind Bars for Half Century

cordell carterThe man convicted of killing the mother of his child in her Amherst County home, will spend the next half century behind bars. Cordell Carter was found guilty earlier this year, for the first degree murder of Jennifer Johnson back in January a jury in September recommended 53 year. In addition to the charges of murder and use of a firearm in a felony the judge, this morning, sentenced him to another two years on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, bringing his total sentence to 55 years. Johnson’s sister, Jamie Leigh Harper was charged with accessory after the fact in her sister’s death–She’s expected back in court in January.

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