Another defendant pleads; murder trial starts in Mixon death case
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - On Monday morning, Jacquavious Oliver, one of six people charged in the death of Alex Mixon, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and tampering with evidence.
Judge Willie Lockette sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
Oliver got five years for possession of a firearm charge, followed by an additional 10 years for tampering with evidence, to run consecutive to the possession charge.
Oliver must also pay $5,500 in restitution, jointly with others convicted in the 2018 death.
Mixon was shot and killed last November on West Broad Avenue as he was delivering food for Loco’s Grill and Pub.
Jaquan and Jacquarius Oliver were sentenced last week.
In all, six suspects were arrested and charged in connection to the 2018 death:
- Jaylen Miller, 18, felony murder.
- Iren Carter, 18, felony murder, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault.
- Mickee Carter 19, felony murder, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault.
- Jaquan Oliver, 17, felony murder.
- Jacquarius Oliver, 15, felony murder and aggravated assault.
- Jacquavious Oliver, 19, tampering with evidence.
All were indicted and charged as adults and also as part of street gang violations.
More information from the hearing; A look ahead to the murder trial
Jury selection will continue Tuesday morning for Iren Carter and Mickee Carter.
Earlier Monday, an emotional plea hearing had Alex Mixon’s family in tears.
Alex Mixon’s family became very emotional as they gave their statements.
Taylor Mixon, Alex’s wife, said she lives in a nightmare every second of the day. She said everywhere she goes, she still sees and hears her husband.
Alex’s mother and aunt also spoke. They cried as they said their only child was killed over $62 worth of food.
Each family member asked that all of the remaining men involved in this case get maximum sentences, including Jacquavious Oliver who was sentenced Monday morning.
Judge Lockette said during the trial for the Carter brothers, more details could surface. The hearing revealed that Jacquavious was at home when the crime happened, but the murder weapon was dropped off at that time. His attorneys said he was home with his girlfriend when the shooting took place on West Broad Avenue. They said he was unaware the crime was going to happen.
Defense attorneys said Jacquavious’ two younger brothers and two others came to his home with the murder weapon.
The defense argues that there was no conversation about the crime when the gun was dropped off.
Defense attorneys said Jacquavious only found out about the shooting after watching the news that night.
Prosecutors said he committed a crime when he hid the gun in a cereal box after learning what happened.
Jury selection will resume for the Carter brothers at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
We’re told opening statements will happen after that.
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