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Starkville teen pleads guilty on murder charge

 

Sarah Fowler

 

An 18-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court. 

 

Ronagal Lamar Outlaw pleaded guilty to fatally shooting 23-year-old Trumaine Macon at the CrossRoads Lounge in west Lowndes County last February. 

 

Outlaw, who was a Starkville High School student at the time of the murder, shot at Macon multiple times after the two got into an argument 

 

Witnesses told law enforcement Outlaw emptied his clip, fatally striking Macon. Of the multiple rounds fired, only one bullet struck Macon. 

 

Macon was transported from the scene in a friend's vehicle but the car ran out of gas a short distance from the nightclub. He was then put into another vehicle and was taken to Oktibbeha County Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. 

 

Outlaw pleaded guilty in open court, meaning he did not have a sentencing agreement with the District Attorney's offer in exchange for his guilty plea. He will be sentenced Friday.

 

Sarah Fowler covers crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.

 

 

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