Georgia man convicted of 2018 murder of Myrtle Beach restaurant worker

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A jury has convicted a Georgia man of murdering an employee on leave at the RipTydz Oceanfront Grille in Myrtle Beach.

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According to information from Fifteenth Circuit Lawyer Jimmy Richardson’s office, Jakkari Brown, 26, was convicted on Thursday of murder, possession of a weapon in a violent crime, illegal consumption of alcohol with a concealed weapon and use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol following a three-day trial.

Brown will serve a 30-year sentence for murder and five consecutive years for possession of a weapon, prosecutors said. The other firearms and alcohol charges will be executed simultaneously.

The charges stem from October 7, 2018, when Brown shot Roger Ramos, a RipTydz employee on leave, inside the bar after hitting him in a brawl, prosecutors said.

“This is a tragic situation which resulted in one man losing his life and another spent a good part of his life in prison because of his actions. We are grateful that Mr. Ramos’ family believes that justice has been served, ”said George DeBusk, Senior Assistant Counsel.

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