Criminal Law

Man to Spend Decades Behind Bars for Beating His Stepdaughter to Death

A 31-year-old man in Mississippi will spend several decades behind bars for beating his juvenile stepdaughter to death and physically abusing his two younger stepchildren. A Hinds County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday sentenced Danny Dabbs to a combined 50 years in prison following the brutal 2020 death of 17-year-old Lamonica Tucker, prosecutors announced.

According to a press release from Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens, Dabbs pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder in Tucker’s death and two counts of felony child abuse over the abuse inflicted upon Tucker’s younger siblings, a 14-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 40 years on the murder charge and 10 years on the child abuse charges, with the sentences running consecutively.

Dabbs had initially been charged with capital murder but pleaded to reduced charges after his defense attorney reached an agreement with prosecutors.

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