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Hattiesburg Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

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Drakkar Fleming Drakkar Fleming

A 20-year-old man is sentenced to 20 years in prison following his guilty plea to manslaughter.

Drakkar Fleming pleaded guilty Wednesday morning. He was under indictment for capital murder in connection with the May 28th, 2011  fatal shooting of Edward Leo Cameron at his Hattiesburg gun and coin shop.

Forrest and  Perry County District Attorney Patricia Burchell said Fleming accepted the manslaughter charge on a waiver of the right to indictment, and prosecution was terminated on the capital murder charge.

She said she allowed fleming to plead on the lesser charge and receive the maximum sentence after consulting with the victim's family.

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