Press conference

District Attorney Scott Colom spoke at the press conference regarding the details of Barker's sentence. 

District Attorney Scott Colom held a press conference in the Lowndes County Courthouse at 2 p.m. to announce the sentence of Jaylen Barker for the murder of Mississippi State University student Joseph Tillman on Nov. 6, 2016. 

Barker, 22, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first degree murder, downgraded from capital murder, and was given the maximum sentence of life in prison this morning by Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens in Lowndes County. 

For more on the press conference, read Wednesday's Starkville Daily News. 

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