November 4, 2021

Yazoo City man pleads guilty to killing five people

Mary Apel

According to the Associated Press, a Yazoo City man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to shooting five people to death — one in 2016 and four in 2017.

Court records show Bridell Barber, 32, pleaded guilty Wednesday to capital murder. Judge Barry Ford sentenced him in Yazoo County Circuit Court.

Barber pleaded guilty to the March 20, 2016, killing of Justin Porter in Yazoo City.

Barber also pleaded guilty to the Feb. 6, 2017 killings of Jerranden Allen, Edward Johnson, Kevin Johnson and Gabriel Townsend.

The four killings happened at Club 66 in Yazoo City.

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