TIFTON, GA (WALB) – A south Georgia mass murderer will spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting he brutally killed six people. Stacey Sims was sentenced to six life terms plus 220 years after he pleaded guilty to all counts connected to three deadly home invasions in Tift County.
Sims and Jamie Underwood targeted Hispanic migrant workers in the early morning hours of September 30, 2005. They broke in, robbed the victims, and beat them with baseball bats.
Prosecutors wanted the death penalty for Sims, but after numerous, costly delays in the case, they agreed to accept guilty pleas in exchange for a sentence of life without parole. Underwood pleaded guilty two years ago. After a sentencing trial, he was also sentenced to life without parole.
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