Man sentenced to life in 2012 murder
HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) – A 24-year-old Olive Branch man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 2012 slaying.
The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1koAOx9 ) Nicholas McDaniel Walker is the second suspect to plead guilty to the slaying of 21-year-old Paul Victor III.
Prosecutors say 19-year-old Charles Dalton Shoemake was earlier sentenced to life without parole.
Prosecutors say Shoemake and Walker told Victor they needed to see him to repay a debt. When Victor got into the car, prosecutors say Walker hit him in the head with the butt of a gun and strangled him with an extension cord.
They drove from Olive Branch to Shelby Farms in Memphis, where they set Victor’s body on fire in a wooded area off a walking trail. Victor’s body was found by a jogger.