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Connell Gray Jr. Sentenced to Life for 2015 Murder


CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — In a front-page story this week the Clarksdale Press-Register reports that Connell Gray Jr. has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2015 murder of Myrtle Messenger. Gray was 20 and Dantrell Jackson was 19 at the time; both were accused of going to Messenger’s home looking for her grandson and shooting her in the neck when she answered the door. Jackson’s trial is set to begin in February.

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