UPDATE: A look at the 2017 Murder of Jessie Buford in Murfreesboro

Aug 09, 2021 at 10:52 am by WGNS


A Murfreesboro murder case has come to a close and the suspect, now a convict - is behind bars.

On May 4, 2017, Jessie Buford was shot and killed outside of the Student Quarter’s Apartment complex in Murfreesboro. The murder was captured on security cameras.  Shortly after the murder, Lammoris Montrel Jones who was 20 at the time, was named as the suspect and later captured in Jackson, Tennessee.  

During the COVID Pandemic, Jones appeared in court and decided at that time to enter a plea, as opposed to going to trial. Jones plead guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to spend 24-years in prison.

Murfreesboro Detective James Abbott talked about the case and highlighted the fact that Jones and murder victim Jessie Buford were once friends…



The Detective talks about the day of the murder and why the victim was at the apartment complex… 



Right before 23-year-old Jessie Buford was shot outside of the apartment complex, he reportedly told the gunman, “I love you man.”

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Buford was shot and killed by Lammoris Jones, who is now behind bars at the Morgan County Correctional Complex.

Today, Jones is 25-years-of-age.  He will be 43-years-old upon his release from prison on February 15, 2040.

According to sentencing, the Department of Corrections does not show that Jones will be eligible for parole or early release. In other words, Jones will have to serve the full 24-year sentence for the guilty plea filing to second degree murder.

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