Man sentenced for killing retired special education teacher

Published 9:42 pm Friday, July 28, 2017

PASCAGOULA (AP) — A man convicted of killing a retired special education teacher has been sentenced.

Jackson County District Attorney Tony Lawrence says a judge sentenced 39-year-old Scotty LaKeith Street to life without patrol for capital murder in the death of 55-year-old Frankie Fairley on Thursday.

The Sun Herald reports Street robbed and stabbed Fairley in December 2014. She was stabbed 37 times and left to die in a field about a half mile from her home.

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According to prosecutors, authorities found surveillance footage from a Dollar General store showing Fairley and Street together on the day of the killing. Judge Kathy King Jackson sentenced Street because the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.