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West Columbia man gets 35 years for murder

Jamal Devontae Coburn, a 28-year-old West Columbia man, was sentenced to thirty-five (35) years in prison following his conviction in Lexington County for the murder of Corey Anthony Jamison. The Honorable William P. Keesley presided over this week-long jury trial and imposed the sentence following the jury’s verdict late last night, Monday, November 9th. Coburn is not eligible for parole under South Carolina law. Coburn in feature photo.

Corey Jamison

Following the trial, Solicitor Rick Hubbard said, “This was an extremely difficult and hard-fought case that took team work. I am grateful for the hard work on the part of the prosecution team and law enforcement in bringing closure to the victim’s family. There were a lot of late nights and a late-night verdict as well, and because of the dedication of our prosecutors and staff, justice was done here in Lexington County.”

Coburn murdered Corey Jamison, age 29, on August 24, 2018, while in the parking lot of the Riverbend Apartment complex at the 100 block of Riverbend Drive in the West Columbia area of Lexington County. This homicide was investigated by Investigator Brian Burrell with assistance by other investigators of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Unit as well as the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, commonly referred to as SLED.

Senior Assistant Solicitor Rhonda W. Patterson and Assistant Solicitor Melanie Darko prosecuted the case for the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Senior Assistant Solicitor Patterson remarked that “this vicious killing robbed the Jamison family of their son, brother and father. We appreciate the efforts of Sheriff Jay Koon and the entire Sheriff’s

Department during this investigation. The family is truly grateful for justice and closure.”