Man gets 40 years after ‘heinous’ Adams Co. murder of teen mother

Man gets 40 years after ‘heinous’ Adams Co. murder of teen mother
Man gets 40 years after ‘heinous’ murder of teen and her unborn child in Adams Co. (Source: Adams Co. Sheriff's Office)

ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - A man has received his sentence for his involvement in the death of a teen mother in Adams County.

Carianta Allen will spend 40 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections after the 2018 murder of Shakeria King.

King suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest, killing the 17-year-old who was also the mother of a 17-month-old child at the time.

Montreal Brown, Curtavius Knight, Nicholas McGrew, and Allen were all soon placed in police custody after the drive-by shooting. Allen was 17 years old at the time of the incident.

“The senseless murders of our children must stop,” said DA Shameca Collin in a press release Thursday. She thanked Natchez PD as well as Judge Debra Blackwell for handing out an “appropriate sentence for this heinous crime.”

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