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 ( ) 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.

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