Convicted gunman in deadly 2014 shooting sentenced to life in prison

JACKSON, Tenn. — A convicted gunman in a deadly shooting has been sentenced to life in prison.

Corbyn Davis

Corbyn Davis

Corbyn Davis, 26, was handed a life sentence Monday afternoon for his role in the 2014 shooting death of Jamar Rogers.

Rogers’ mother and sister attended the sentencing. “He didn’t show any remorse or anything,” Rosa Rogers, the victim’s mother, said.

Davis was convicted in September of first-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm.

Per state law, Davis will have to serve at least 51 years of the 60-year life sentence. “I’m very happy with the outcome. Justice has prevailed,” Rogers said.

Davis has also been sentenced to four years to be served consecutively for a weapons charge.

Records presented during the hearing show Davis was on probation at the time of the shooting. Something Circuit Court Judge Don Allen referred to as one example for how Davis had been given opportunities for rehabilitation in the past.

Davis was convicted of killing Jamar Rogers in 2014 outside a Jackson nightclub. The murder case had seemingly gone cold until charges were filed earlier this year.corbyn-davis-sentenced

State attorneys say the deadly encounter happened in a parking lot at the Omni Center.

Davis will be in his eighties before he is eligible for any type of parole.

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