Columbia man convicted of murder, sentenced to almost 50 years in prison

A Richland County jury found Michael Paul Griffin guilty of fatally shooting Jerri Lynn Sigmon...
A Richland County jury found Michael Paul Griffin guilty of fatally shooting Jerri Lynn Sigmon on October 20, 2018 at 4826 Norman Street.(Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Published: Sep. 1, 2022 at 4:48 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A murder suspect who was arrested by the Columbia Police Department in 2018 has been convicted of the violent crime.

A Richland County jury found Michael Paul Griffin guilty of fatally shooting Jerri Lynn Sigmon on October 20, 2018 at 4826 Norman Street.

According to investigators Sigmon and Griffin were in a relationship at the time of the incident.

Initially, Griffin said the victim was shot and killed during a home break-in, according to investigators.

The jury deliberated for 45 minutes, and Griffin was sentenced to 46 years in prison.

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