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Life in prison for convicted Morgan Co. murderer

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Darrius Sherrod was accused of murdering Matthew Jackson. (Source: Decatur PD) Darrius Sherrod was accused of murdering Matthew Jackson. (Source: Decatur PD)
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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

A Morgan County jury found a man guilty of two counts of murder.

Darrius Sherrod was accused of killing 19-year-old Matthew Jackson four years ago.

Sherrod testified in his own defense on Friday. He claimed he shot Jackson in self-defense during an argument.

The jury was handed the case Friday night. Deliberations continue Monday until just before 3:30 p.m., when they delivered their guilty verdicts against Sherrod.

Following the jury's verdict, Sherrod was sentenced to life in prison.

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