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Conviction and Sentencing in 2018 Murder Investigation

By September 1, 2022Press Releases

The murder suspect Columbia Police Department investigators arrested in 2018 has been convicted of the violent crime and sentenced to prison.

After deliberating for 45 minutes yesterday, a Richland County jury found Michael Paul Griffin guilty of fatally shooting Jerri Lynn Sigmon on October 20, 2018 at 4826 Norman Street.

Griffin was also sentenced to 46 years in prison for the crime.

The victim and Griffin were in a relationship at the time of the incident.

Initially, Griffin told CPD investigators that the victim was shot and killed during a home break-in.


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