Suspect Sentenced in Murder Case

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An Okaloosa County murder suspect was sentenced Monday.

Nijajuan Jacoby Russell entered a plea to second-degree murder with a firearm and was sentenced to 25 years state prison. The sentence is a minimum mandatory sentence which means that Russell will serve the entire 25 years. 
 
Russell was one of the four individuals who were indicted for the January 21, 2015 shooting death of Mark Williams, prosecutors wrote in a news release. The three others have previously entered pleas and been sentenced.

Marvin Andrew Wilkins entered a plea to second-degree murder, racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering.  He was sentenced to 30 years state prison. Bernard Jamill Nunnally entered a plea to second-degree murder with a firearm and was sentenced to 45 years state prison. Erich Lenquell Justice, who as 17 years of age at the time, entered a plea to second-degree murder with a firearm and was sentenced to a 25-year minimum mandatory state prison sentence. 
 
“The defendants and the victim were members of a gang called the “Money Mafia”, which sold cannabis in Okaloosa County,” prosecutors wrote. “Nunnally, Justice and Russell were sent by Wilkins to pick up Williams in Crestview and bring him back to Fort Walton Beach so he could be questioned by Wilkins about leaking information about the gang.” 

On the way to Fort Walton Beach, Nunnally pulled the car to the side of Highway 85 and shot the victim, Mark Williams. Russell and Justice also shot Williams after Nunnally shot the victim. 
 

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