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Water Valley Man Gets 20 Years for Manslaughter


WATER VALLEY, Miss. (WCBI) — A Water Valley man will serve 20 years in prison for killing another man last year.

Marcus Telford, 26,  was sentenced in Yalobusha County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to the reduced charge of manslaughter. He originally was charged with murder in the May 15, 2011 death of Cornelius Wells.

He died from a gunshot wound to the head during a dispute at a Water Valley apartment complex.