Pleas close devastating case

Staff Writer


The legal chapter is closed on the death of three-year-old A’marion Bounds as the two people convicted on second degree murder charges in connection with the case were sentenced to a combined 53 years in prison.

Wednesday, Cortina Ewing, the mother of the child killed on Christmas Eve 2014, was sentenced to 33 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections. After serving 25 years, she will be placed on post release supervision for eight years.

Monday, Marqueze Collins was sentenced to 33 years in MDOC custody after taking a lesser plea of second degree murder. After serving 28 years, Collins will placed on post release supervision for five years. Collins was originally facing first degree murder.

Fifth Circuit Judge Joseph Loper Jr. handed down both sentences in the first week of circuit court.
Amarion’s father, Antonio Bounds, was in the courtroom for both sentence hearings. When Loper gave Collins his sentence, Bounds sat motionless.

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