Milan man convicted in 2016 murder case

TRENTON, Tenn. — A Milan man has been convicted and sentenced in a 2016 murder case, according to District Attorney General Frederick Agee.

The news release from the District Attorney says that Uel Pearson was convicted on first-degree murder, attempted-first degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony by a Gibson County Jury following a three day trial.

Those charges came from the murder of Rontavious Maurice McKinley and attempted murder of Sharonda Simmons on Oct. 11, 2016, in Milan, the District Attorney says.

The District Attorney adds that Pearson was a known, high ranking Gangster Disciple.

Agee says that Pearson was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder and will face a sentencing for the remaining charges on Oct. 17 of 2022.

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