COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a Columbus man’s murder conviction.
Derrick Nelson was convicted of shooting and killing Willie Hood Jr.
The shooting happened at a graduation party on May 18, 2013, on Pine Street.
The state Court of Appeals reversed the conviction last October and ordered a new trial.
This ruling by the state Supreme Court overturned that decision.
Nelson will serve life in prison.