A man will spend two decades in prison for killing a Pass Christian man in 2015, just two days before Easter.
Alexander Joseph Dedeaux Jr. pleaded guilty to second degree murder Monday in the shooting death of 20-year-old Bruce Robinson Jr., said Assistant District Attorney Crosby Parker.
Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced Dedeaux to 40 years in prison, with 20 years suspended, leaving 20 years to serve. Upon release, Dedeaux will be under supervised probation for 5 years.
Dedeaux was 19 years old when he shot Robinson seven times on April 3, 2015, during the sale of a go-kart. Robinson was found dead in a yard in the 300 block of West Railroad Street.
Robinson was shot four times in the back, twice in the left buttocks and his left thumb was blown off, Harrison County prosecuting attorney Herman Cox told the Sun Herald in 2015.
Police said Dedeaux was trying to sell a go-kart for $1,500. They found $1,300 at the scene — $560 under Robinson’s body and $740 under the edge of the house.
According to police testimony, a witness reported seeing Robinson holding up his hands just before the shooting. Another said he saw Dedeaux coming out of the nearby woods after the shooting.
Attorney Matthew Burrell prosecuted the case in Harrison County Circuit Court.