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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  • by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2011 at 12:02 AM
    i feel bad for the man first than my cousin Izola because she was to a victim of an abusive relationship and when we learn about it and how controling Williams was as well as abusive this made the headlines in the paper abuse is real people get help before its to late let someone know what is going on and get out save ur life!
  • by Josiah mcmillon on Jun 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM
    my sister is not a hateful person she doesnt need to be in that hell hole people got her mixed up wit this bad world if u ever seat down wit her u would see she is a lovin person
  • by Eric Location: Chicago,IL on Mar 2, 2010 at 04:13 PM
    Derrick Williams wasnt no animal. He was a Brighter man, he was good to the communityand he was a respect barber place in a deseperate situation
  • by EYE4NEYE Location: Midwest on Jan 27, 2010 at 08:36 PM
    They should beat him to death, as he did his victim. And his accomplice should have to watch, as well as earning her fate in Hell also.
  • by Randy Location: lauderdale county on Jan 26, 2010 at 06:48 PM
    Beat a man to death,stole his money and his car,fled the state,gets a life sentence,and has the nerve to say something about "Mississippi Burning" I sure hope true justice is served when he gets to prison.
  • by Glennda Location: DeKalb on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:38 AM
    Okay, this animal BEAT this poor man to death, stole his money, and fled the state and went on like nothing had happened. Our Attorney Genereal is not seeking the death penalty! Come on! If this crime does not deserve it what does?
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      by SENTORIA MCMILLON on Oct 23, 2011 at 06:33 PM in reply to Glennda
      I DONT LIKE HOW PPL JUS TALK ABOUT MY SISTER LIKE THAT WHEN YALL DONT EVEN KNOW HER LIKE THAT I KNOW THAT SHE IS NOT CAPALE OF DOING A THNG LIKE THAT WHAT IF U HAD A ABBUSIVE BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND AND THEY HAD A GUN WHAT WOULD U DO GO ALONG WIT IT OR GET SHOT OR BEATEN I MISS HER I HATE DERRICK HE PUT MY SISTER IN THIS SITUATION AND KNOW SHE GON FOR 40 YEARS I HATE HIM I WANT MY SISTER BACK.
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