Pastor sentenced to life without parole for killing his fiance

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – William C. Pounds III, 49, was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, and aggravated assault Tuesday.

According to a news release from the office of the District Attorney, evidence presented during the trial showed Pounds’ fiance at the time, Kendra Jackson, was shot in the head on June 12th, 2015.

Pounds said Jackson committed suicide after the two had an argument about Pounds wanted to end their relationship. But, evidence showed Jackson did not shoot herself.

Pounds said Jackosn was standing at the food of the bed, holding the gun to her head when she shot herself. However, evidence showed she was near the ground.

The release states evidence also showed that Pounds waited a while before he called 911, even though he claimed to call 911 immediately.

Police said the room was staged.

Pounds was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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