Man gets life plus 30 year sentence for murder, kidnapping

Marcellos Coleman

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A man gets a life sentence in court Monday for murder and kidnapping.

Judge Jeff Weill sentenced Marcellos Coleman to life plus 30 years.

On April 11, 2012, Jackson Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in a wooded area just off Methodist Home Road. They found a body burned beyond recognition. The autopsy revealed the victim, Duan Penn, died from  blunt force trauma, mechanical asphyxia, and strangulation.


Penn had to be identified by dental records.

Coleman received life for murder and 30 years for kidnapping.



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