- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) - The trial of three people in the death of 37-year-old man on the Choctaw Indian Reservation in east Mississippi has been rescheduled for Feb. 5.

WTOK-TV in Meridian reports (https://bit.ly/1AoQE1l ) that the charges against a minor in the case will be handled in tribal youth court.

Authorities say the three adults have been charged with murder in the death of Jonas Keith Joe. Authorities say Joe, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, had been stabbed multiple times and his body was found on a road in the reservation’s Pearl River community.

Those charged were 23-year-old Tommy Cotton III, 19-year-old James Bell Jr., and 20-year-old Davian Wilson. They are being held in the Choctaw Detention Facility.


Information from: WTOK-TV, https://www.wtok.com

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