Former Alabama high school and college football star, Jereme Lamond Jones, has been convicted of the first-degree murder of Randy Johnson at the Golden Nugget casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The jury took less than an hour to reach a guilty verdict on Thursday. Prosecutors described the killing as an “execution.”
Jones will spend the rest of his life in prison, according to the Sun Herald. The conviction was based on Golden Nugget security footage and witness testimony, which provided a clear account of the events that occurred on September 18, 2021.
Johnson, a well-known barber and father of three from Gulfport, was at the casino with his friend, Tamara Willis, to celebrate her birthday. Jones arrived at the casino about an hour later and approached Johnson, asking if he wanted to take the altercation outside.
After an exchange of words, Johnson and Jones went to the parking garage, where a physical altercation ensued. Johnson threw the first punches, and the two fought until Johnson ran back into the casino. Witnesses reported that Johnson told Willis that Jones had a gun.
As Johnson tried to escape, he tripped and fell among the gaming tables. Jones caught up to him and shot him ten times. The jury was shown the security footage that captured the entire incident.
Randy Johnson, who owned the CUTS barbershop in Gulfport, was described by friends as a humble and well-liked person.