Byrd sentenced to life in death of 63-year-old Monterey man

Published 11:04 am Wednesday, May 18, 2016

VIDALIA — A Natchez man convicted of killing a Monterey man was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension Wednesday.

George Byrd, 28, 422 Dumas Drive, Apt. B, was found guilty in March in connection to the 2014 stabbing death of 63-year-old John Perritt.

“The Perritt family now has closure in this unfortunate matter and with sentencing today, justice has been served,” said Seventh Judicial District District Attorney Brad Burget.

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Byrd was convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing Perritt nine times with a knife at the victim’s Monterey trailer. Days after the homicide, Perritt’s Body was found wrapped in blankets on Sept. 22, 2014, by his nephew, who called the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office.