Jasmine Hagan Pleads Guilty To Second Degree Murder ChargeJun 9th, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Crime, Front Page
According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, Sept. 12, at approximately 12:05 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a subject being shot at 166 SW US 221 South in Greenville. Sheriff’s deputies responded to discover James Michael Burnett exiting his parked vehicle, shouting that he had been shot.
Deputies observed at least two gunshot wounds, one in the arm and one in the back of Burnett.
Burnett disclosed to deputies that Jasmine Hagan had shot him for an unknown reason. Jasmine Hagan was located at the residence and confirmed that she had shot Burnett and was taken into custody. Located at the scene was a .380 caliber pistol used to shoot Burnett.
James Michael Burnett died during transport to the hospital.
Arrested and charged with homicide was Jasmine Ann Hagan, 32, of Greenville.
Burnett was the former mayor of Greenville and worked hard to beautify the town. He helped plant and watered the Bradford pear trees that line both sides of US 90 in downtown Greenville. Friends said that he also helped many people who did not even know that the help they received came from him.