Capital Murder Trial in Meridian

The capital murder trial of Derrick Williams began Monday in Lauderdale County Circuit Court.

26-year-old Derrick Williams of Chicago is on trial for the robbery and beating death of Mohamed Alnazali.

Alnazali was killed in August 2008 at the Bonita BP Station he owned in Meridian.

An alleged accomplice, Izola McMillon, has already pleaded guilty.

"It's a capital murder case, but if he's found guilty, we are not seeking the death penalty," said Bilbo Mitchell. "And Izola is going to be sentenced at a later date. She's going to actually testify in the trial for us."

Among the prosecution's witnesses were a detective from Chicago, where Williams was apprehended, and a pathologist based in Tennessee.

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