Boswell pleads guilty to manslaughter

Published 8:31 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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Alexis Boswell has pleaded guilty to murder in exchange for a reduction of the charge to manslaughter and a 20-year sentence.

Bowell was charged with capital murder in March 2017 after police discovered Bernard Farrior, 65, dead in his residence on Daisy Court.

Jon Folmar, assistant district attorney, said the family of Farrior asked prosecutors to reach the plea deal to find closure instead of further delaying the legal process.

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Farrior was stabbed three times, Folmar said, once in each arm and once in the chest.

“But he didn’t die from those injuries,” Folmar said. “He fell backward and hit his head on the ground and basically bled out.”

The crime occurred while Boswell was committing a robbery and therefore was charged as capital murder, which is punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.

Instead, Boswell will serve 20 years in a state correctional facility on the manslaughter charge.

The plea agreement states that Boswell “has a history of mental illness and shall submit to an evaluation for same and complete all treatment.”

Troy Housing Authority personnel discovered Farrior at the scene of the crime and notified police. The investigstion led police to identify Boswell, who they arrested in Jackson.