McDonald sentenced for 2009 murder

Danny McDonald (Source: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Dept.)

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A Meridian man has been sentenced for murder, nine years after the victim was found dead in his car.

Danny McDonald pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge Wednesday.

Jerome Hearn, 29, was found shot to death Oct. 30, 2009, on 23rd Street near Poplar Springs Drive.

McDonald was sentenced to 40 years, with 25 to be served and 15 years suspended.

He has been in the Lauderdale County Detention Facility since his arrest in 2015.


Danny McDonald (Source: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Dept.)
Jerome Hearn (Source: The Hearn family)