A Criminal Court jury also convicted defendant Antoine Hinton, 31, of aggravated assault, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping and employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.
He will automatically receive a sentence of life in prison for the murder of Jeremy Lampkin, 25. Judge John Campbell will sentence him on the other felonies at a later date.
The incidents occurred on Aug. 16, 2015, when Hinton argued with his 25-year-old girlfriend and then beat her with his fist and with a handgun, causing facial fractures and blood loss. While holding her at gunpoint in her apartment in the 600 block of Patterson, Hinton texted Lampkin on his girlfriend’s phone and encouraged him to come to the apartment.
When Lampkin arrived, Hinton confronted him at gunpoint, struck him in the face and then shot him three times, killing him. Hinton fled the scene, but was tracked to a Memphis motel where he was arrested the following day.
The case was handled by Theresa McCusker, former chief prosecutor of the DA’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit (DVPU), and by Asst. Dist. Atty. Danielle McCollum.
The DVPU prosecutes felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners. The Unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.