Mack-Haymond pleads guilty to Manslaughter

Tenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams announces Travon Mack-Haymond plead guilty yesterday in Anderson General Sessions court to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Yusef Jenkins in 2011. The Honorable Cordell Maddox sentenced him to 15-years in prison.  On March 25, 2011, Travon Mack-Haymond was visiting Pamela Brownlee’s residence at her invitation. Yusef Jenkins came to the residence of Ms. Brownlee, the mother of one of his children. Witnesses stated that Jenkins and Mack-Haymond argued and Jenkins punched Mack-Haymond in the face. Mack-Haymond then pulled a 9 mm handgun and shot Jenkins 5 times resulting in his death.  Solicitor Adams stated, “The death of Yusef Jenkins was a tragedy that greatly impacted the lives of his family members. The decision to allow Travon Mack-Haymond to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter with a 15-year prison sentence came only after a thorough review of all the facts of the case, the evidence, witness statements and the autopsy results. We feel that the facts and circumstances support the state’s negotiation results. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Yusef Jenkins.”