Picayune man sentenced 72 years for kidnapping, sex assault and attempted murder of two minors

Published 1:36 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2016



Monday, 43-year-old James Harold Smith of Picayune pleaded guilty to the kidnapping, sexual battery and attempted murder of two Pearl River County juveniles in Dec. 2013. Judge Chris Schmidt sentenced Smith to 72 years. Read more about this story in Wednesday’s Item.

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