Kilgore man gets 47-year sentence in Upshur County shooting death
By Staff Reports
Jan. 23, 2018 at 2:10 p.m.
Updated Jan. 23, 2018 at 2:10 p.m.
A Kilgore man described as the lone gunman in the March shooting death of a man in Upshur County has been sentenced to 47 years in prison.
Xavier Mumphrey, 19, pleaded guilty earlier to the murder charge and was sentenced Tuesday in the death of 29-year-old Kendrick Lemichael Jackson, according to information released by Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd. Mumphrey in December waived his right to a jury trial.
Mumphrey is one of four defendants in Jackson’s death.
Decorian Robbins, 19, is serving a 40-year sentence in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, according to Byrd. Devontay Hunter, 20, of Lone Star and Alize Sharda McFall, 20, of Kilgore are also charged in Jackson’s death.
According to Byrd, on the night of Jackson’s death, the four people went to his home to get marijuana. After the shooting, Byrd said the four fled to Lone Star, where they divided up the stolen marijuana.
Upshur County Sheriff Larry Webb said in March that his deputies responded about 6:24 p.m. on March 28 to reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Jackson shot to death in his home, he said. Jackson lived in the Lafayette community of Upshur County.