17-Year-Old Arrested For Killing Stepfather In Greenville


GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Greenville man died in an apparent homicide on Fairview Avenue Tuesday morning. Police were called to a residence at 819 Fairview Avenue at 10:01 AM Tuesday and found a black male, later identified as 45-year-old Darrell Lee Lafayette, lying in the bedroom of the home, in bed, with an injury to the head area. The Washington County Coroner pronounced Lafayette dead at the scene. There no indication that anything had stolen from the home, and no sign of forced entry. After an investigation Police later arrested 17-year-old Berdell Willis III who is the stepson of Lafayette. Authorities believe the murder may have stemmed from previous problems between the Willis and Lafayette. Willis will be charged as an adult with one count of murder and is being housed at the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility pending a bond hearing today.


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