Choctaw Men Sentenced to Prison for Second Degree Murder
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi
Jackson, Miss – Davian Wilson, a/k/a "Chaba", 22, and James Bell, Jr, 21, both from Choctaw, Mississippi, were sentenced on March 6, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, for their roles in a 2014 murder, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today.
Wilson, who was found guilty of second degree murder following a four-day trial in December, 2016, was sentenced to 400 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.
Bell, who entered a guilty plea to second degree murder in July, 2016, was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine.
The testimony at Wilson’s trial showed that, following an earlier altercation with the victim, Wilson asked several individuals to assist him in locating and assaulting the victim. Upon locating the victim, Wilson and his co-defendant, James Bell, Jr., stabbed the victim over fifty times, thereby causing his death.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Patrick Lemon and Jennifer Case and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Choctaw Police Department.
Updated March 7, 2017