Hinds County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2014 Jackson Murder

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Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that a Clinton man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 shooting death of a Hinds County man.

Hinds County Circuit Court Judge William Gowan sentenced 25-year-old Michael Sorrell to life in prison Thursday for first degree murder. Sorrell shot and killed 26-year-old LaCordne Green at the Arbor Park Apartments on Shaw Road in Jackson on August 20, 2014. Sorrell was also sentenced to a concurrent 10 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced as a habitual offender because of two prior convictions for robbery and receiving stolen goods.

“I am glad to see this criminal off the streets for good,” said General Hood. “It is the duty of our office to keep Mississippians safe, and I thank Judge Gowan for his sentencing and the jury for their service hearing this case.

Sorrell was indicted by a Hinds County Grand Jury in December 2014. The multi-count indictment charged Sorrell with first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The indictment stated that Sorrell was previously convicted of a felony robbery in May 2014, and for receiving stolen goods in March 2011. Court testimony revealed that Green was visiting a friend at the apartments when Sorrell attempted to rob him. Green was shot in the neck during the robbery attempt, and the bullet exited his right arm.

The case was investigated by Jackson Police Department and Perry Tate of the Attorney General’s Office Public Integrity Division. It was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders.

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