Mississippi Supreme Court upholds Columbus man’s murder conviction


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.

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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.