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Man enters guilty plea in 2005 murder

A 30-year-old Oktibbeha County man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2005 shooting death.

Jimmy Collier entered the plea Monday to a charge of murder in the April 25, 2005 slaying of Cora Selvie.

Assistant District Attorney Frank Clark said a drug charge and a possession of firearms charge were dropped in exchange for the plea.

Authorities said Selvie’s bullet-riddled body was found on a county road about 300 yards south of the Clay County line.

Three other people were charged as accessories after the fact. Their trials are pending.