An East St. Louis man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for a murder two years ago in Madison. 26-year-old Deneshion M. Swope pleaded guilty in November to one count of First Degree Murder in the December 2013 killing of 21-year old Jarrett D. Mosby.
Swope shot Mosby in Mosby’s car after police believe a suspected drug deal went wrong. Investigators say Swope moved the vehicle from where the shooting occurred to the corner of 2nd and Bissell, where it was found by police. Swope will be required to serve 100% of his sentence.