Murderer Sentenced:Rapheal Simmons
Rapheal Simmons was convicted of murder and attempted murder in a failed drug deal in 2012. Prosecutors said Simmons shot Barry Wright and Lorenzo Gilmer, both of Oxford. Wright was pronounced dead at Regional Medical Center, and Gilmer was paralyzed. Simmons testified that he and two other men went to Gilmer’s home to conduct a drug deal. Simmons said he pulled out a handgun when he thought the drug deal went wrong. The two other men charged in this case have not gone to trial.