Okaloosa County gang member sentenced in shooting death
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
A Crestview man has been sentended to 25 years in state prison after entering a plea to second-degree murder with a firearm.
The State Attorney's Office said 20-year-old Nijajuan Jacoby Russell's sentence is a minimum mandatory sentence, which means he will serve the entire 25 years.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Russell was one of the four individuals who were indicted for the shooting death of Mark Williams in January 2015.
The defendants and Williams were members of a gang called the "Money Mafia" at the time.
Russell and other members, Erich Lenquell Justice and Bernard Jamill Nunnally, were sent by Marvin Andrew Wilkins to pick up Williams in Crestview and bring him back to Fort Walton Beach to ask him about leaking information about the gang.
On the way to Fort Walton Beach, the sheriff's office said Nunnally pulled the car over on Highway 85 and the three men shot and killed Williams.
The State Attorney's Office said the three other men involved have entered pleas and been sentenced.
Wilkins entered a plea to second-degree murder, racketeering, and conspiracy to commit racketeering. He was sentenced to 30 years in state prison.
Nunnally entered a plea to second-degree murder with a firearm and was sentenced to 45 years in state prison.
Justice, who was 17 at the time of the shooting, entered a plea to second-degree murder with a firearm and was sentenced to 25 years minimum mandatory state prison.
The case was investigated by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.