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Dumas sentenced to 30 years for murder

Frederick Larnell Dumas was sentenced Tuesday at the Marengo County Courthouse in Linden for the murder of Eric Rogers.

Dumas, who pleaded guilty last month for the shooting death of Rogers, received 30 years in the state department of corrections.

Rodgers was allegedly shot by Dumas on June 30, 2007, after a brief exchange of words with Dumas. Dumas allegedly left and returned to shoot Rodgers with a .25-caliber pistol along the street where both men lived in Magnolia.

Dumas was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Eddie Hardaway.

Other sentences were handed down Tuesday were:

Donald Butler was sentenced to seven years in the department of corrections for first-degree assault. He was also ordered to pay court costs and $20,000 restitution.

Gloria Dixon was sentenced to four years in the department of corrections, which was suspended. She will serve 45 days in the county jail for forgery.

Ernest Bryant was sentenced to 12 years in the department of corrections for distributing and furnishing.