Man indicted in shooting death of 10-year-old cousin

Willie J. Wilkinson Jr

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) – A McComb man has been indicted for first-degree murder in connection with the Aug. 5, 2015, shooting death of his 10-year-old cousin, according to Pike County Circuit Court records.

The Enterprise-Journal reports that Willie J.Wilkinson Jr., 37, allegedly shot and killed Ja’Darrius K.Wilkinson with a stolen .22-caliber handgun in the Baertown community of McComb.

Jadarrius Wilkinson (Photo from victim's family)
Jadarrius Wilkinson (Photo from victim’s family)

Wilkinson also was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm.

Police said the 10-year-old boy and four other children had been left with Wilkinson.

In 2014 Wilkinson was convicted of grand larceny auto and third-degree arson, according to court records. Still pending against him are charges of grand larceny, burglary of a building and conspiracy.

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