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Monday, 30 March 2015 09:26

Man Convicted of Murder in 2012 Slaying

MEMPHIS – Mar. 27, 2015 - A 24-year-old man was convicted of first-degree murder Friday for the 2012 shooting death of an acquaintance in Frayser, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Darryl Claxton was automatically sentenced to life in prison following the jury’s verdict in his weeklong trial before Criminal Court Chris Craft.
The victim, Terry Johnson, 19, was shot at least five times at around 8 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2012, in the Greenbriar Apartments at 3159 Madewell.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses, including a security guard, testified that they saw Claxton pull out a handgun and begin firing at Johnson after the two men were involved in a dispute.
Claxton ran from the scene, but was chased down and handcuffed by the apartment complex security guard who turned him over to police.
The case was handled by assistant district attorneys Alanda Dwyer and Reginald Henderson of the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit that seeks the maximum sentence allowed by law for repeat felony offenders.