Deneshion M. SwopeThe Madison County State’s Attorney has announced a guilty plea in a December 2013 fatal shooting in Madison, Illinois.  26-year old Deneshion M. Swope of East St. Louis pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for allegedly shooting then 21-year-old Jarrett D. Mosby.  The state will be asking for a 40-year sentence. 

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office says Swope shot Mosby seven times in Mosby’s car after a suspected drug deal went wrong.  The penalty for first-degree murder is 20-60 years in prison. He would be required to serve 100% of any sentence levied against him.


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