Galmiche pleads guilty to murder
Published 7:00 am Saturday, October 17, 2015
Wednesday, 49-year-old Darin K. Galmiche of Picayune pleaded guilty to depraved heart murder and he was sentenced to 40 years for the murder of 21-year-old Dalton O’Meara.
According to a release from 15th Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell’s office, Circuit Judge Anthony Mozingo sentenced Galmiche to 40 years. Twenty years will be served in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, while the remaining 20 years will be served under post release supervision.
In June, Pearl River County Sheriff Department Chief Deputy Shane Tucker told the Item that on the night of June 18, O’Meara returned to his home on Richardson Road and was verbally threatened by Galmiche.
After the verbal encounter, Galmiche produced a rifle and fired multiple shots at O’Meara, striking him with one or more rounds, Tucker said in a June interview.
“I would like to commend the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department on their thorough investigation,” Kittrell said in the release. “The investigation and the hard work of my two assistant district attorneys assigned this case, Clay Cranford and Michael Horan, allowed this defendant to be brought to justice quickly.”