Multistate crime suspect, Alex Deaton, pleads to Mississippi murder charge

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) – Alex Deaton has pleaded guilty to murder, drive-by shooting and motor vehicle theft in Rankin County court Monday.

In March, 2017, Deaton was a fugitive wanted in connection with two murders and a string of shootings in Mississippi, a shooting, carjacking and kidnapping in New Mexico, and a carjacking and shooting in Kansas.

Monday, the judge sentenced him to life in prison for the murder charge.

He received another 40 years for the auto theft and drive-by shooting.

Alex Deaton: Courtesy, WLBT

The family of the murder victim, Deaton’s estranged girlfriend Heather Robinson, was in the courtroom. They made statements during the hearing on how much they missed her and the pain and anguish Deaton caused them.

Prosecutors say this sentence ensures that Deaton will never leave a Mississippi prison.

He also faces murder charges in Neshoba County for the shooting death of Brenda Pinter. Authorities plan to try him there later this year.

You can watch his court appearance below.

Deaton was charged with the murder his girlfriend, 30-year-old Heather Robinson, the murder of of 69-year-old Brenda Pinter, found dead in a rural Neshoba County church, and aggravated assault after the shooting of a jogger in the Castlewoods neighborhood.
Investigators say it appears Deaton went into a fit of rage after learning that Robinson was going to end their relationship. Investigators believe he killed her and followed her death with other senseless killings.
Deaton was finally taken into custody after a high speed chase ended in a crash on I-70 in Kansas. He’s already been convicted of attempted murder and armed robbery in Kansas.
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