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MURPHYSBORO — A Murphysboro man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for his role in the 2016 shooting death of Detrick Rogers.

According to a news release from Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr, Juwan Jackson, 28, of Murphysboro, was sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and three years of mandatory supervised release after pleading guilty to first-degree murder.

Police responded at about 1:32 a.m. Oct. 24, 2016, to the corner of 20th Street and Shoemaker Drive in Murphysboro after being notified of shots fired. According to the release, they found Rogers in a yard with a gunshot wound to the head. Also found on the scene were several shell casings.

Rogers was taken to a hospital, where he died the following day.

Video surveillance showed shots being fired from a car, which had driven by the house where Rogers was located. In addition to 15 shell casings found in the road where the shooting happened, officers also found numerous rounds inside the car from which the shots were fired, the release states, and determined one of those shots killed Rogers.

The release also says that co-defendant Cortez Turner was sentenced last week to 29 years on a first-degree murder charge for his role in the killing. Turner was found guilty this past December following a four-day bench trial in Jackson County.

Both Turner and Jackson were deemed by the state to have been responsible for the other’s actions.

Turner was also sentenced to consecutive terms of eight years for aggravated discharge of a firearm, and concurrent terms of six years for conspiracy to commit aggravated discharge of a firearm and two years each on two counts of perjury to the grand jury related to the incident.

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Isaac Smith is a reporter covering Jackson County.

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