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Man gets life in murder-for-hire case

WIGGINS (AP) — A Biloxi man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in a murder-for-hire case.

Jody Parks, 23, pleaded guilty to capital murder Friday in the January 2015 beating and stabbing death of Stone County businessman Timothy “Timmy” Garrison.

Investigators say he was recruited to carry out the killing. Parks testified he never received the money he was promised for killing Garrison, and apologized for his part.

Garrison’s wife, Evelyn, and Parks’ cousin, Emmett Entrekin, are also charged with capital murder in the case. They remain jailed while awaiting trial in Stone County Circuit Court.