A Kinston, North Carolina man, Lamont Byrd, convicted for the first-degree murder of a special deputy U.S. marshal was sentenced on Monday to life in prison. Warren Lewis III, the man Lamont Byrd was convicted of killing, was also assigned to a federal regional fugitive force and worked for the Nash County Sheriff’s Office as an investigator.
On June 9, 2011, Warren Lewis III was conducting a search for suspects in an apartment house. The search was related to a restaurant worker’s shooting death that occurred the previous week. Lewis was shot three times, and Lamont Byrd, now 22, and three juveniles were charged in committing the murder.
North Carolina man, Lamont Byrd, is now facing a sentence of life in prison for the first-degree murder of special deputy U.S. Marshal Warren Lewis III. Bryd pleaded guilty in state court to the murder charges as a part of a plea agreement.
Written By Douglas Cobb
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