Video evidence proves Madison man innocent in Hinds County murder case
Garry Owen Langston cleared in Jackson shooting death
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Charges have been dropped against a Madison man for a fatal shooting in Hinds County in 2019.
Garry Owen Langston, 39, was indicted in 2020 for the murder of 52-year-old Charles Ponthieux.
Thursday in court documents prosecutors said they were provided with video evidence that proves Langston is not responsible for firing the shot that killed Ponthieux.
Ponthieux’s family says he was on his way home from work in February of 2019 when he crashed his pickup truck into two men who were on an ATV on Hanging Moss and Forest Avenue in Jackson.
They got into an argument.
Prosecutors say surveillance video was sent for enhancement by Langston’s attorney. That video shows the fatal shots that were fired by the unknown males involved in the accident.
Langston fired at the men after Ponthieux falls to the ground.
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