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Southern District of Mississippi
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February 9, 2015

Adams County Correctional Facility Inmate Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder

JACKSON, MS—Jesus Beltran Rodriguez, 36, a federal inmate from Mexico, pled guilty today, before U.S. Senior District Judge David C. Bramlette III, to second degree murder, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced.

The offense occurred on May 20, 2012 during a riot at the Adams County Correctional Center. Several correctional officers were assaulted and one Correctional Officer (CO) died as a result of injuries he received during the assaults. Other COs were taken captive and held hostage for several hours by participants in the riot. Total damage to ACCC was estimated to be $1,305,142.00.

Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III will sentence Rodriguez on May 19, 2015. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Pat Lemon and Jerry Rushing are prosecuting the case.

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