Note: This story has been updated to correct the length of the sentence. Incorrect information was originally provided by online court records.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Dyer County man has been sentenced for the 2017 death of his former girlfriend.
On Wednesday, Jason Chase Riley was sentenced to 16 and a half years in prison in the death of 22-year-old Hollie Adcock. Riley was originally charged with first-degree murder. He pleaded to a lesser charge of reckless homicide.
Riley is accused of shooting Adcock in East Memphis and staging it as a suicide in April of 2017.
Adcock was a graduate of Dyer County High School and Mississippi State University.
In 2018, Riley was indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on charges of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, extortion, and falsifying a police report.
Riley’s Attorney Bill Massey asked for a judge to lower Riley’s bond in 2020, citing the pandemic and his criminal history. However, the judge denied it.