By Chip Washington - bio | email
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis man has been sentence to 30 years in jail for a shooting last year in Olive Branch.
Maurice Love will now have a lot of time to think about the crime he committed. Last September, according to investigators, Love stalked and gunned down another man in the parking lot outside John Daly's Bar and Grill Restaurant in Olive Branch.
"It was vigilante justice," said Smith Murphrey, the assistant D. A. in DeSoto County. "It was somebody who took the law into their own hands, tried to make sure somebody was punished by themselves and not by the court system."
Murphrey said it stemmed from an altercation between the victim, Malcolm McGaughy, and a friend of Love's. The fight happened after a car accident in Memphis, three days before the shooting. Investigators said Love shot McGaughy three times, but he survived.