Member of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

 

From:  News Release   7/6/18   GCN

 

Jackson, Miss. – Keyshawn Willis, 21, of Philadelphia, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, entered a guilty plea today, before U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to manslaughter for his role in the killing of a man on the reservation of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.

 

The killing took place in the early morning hours of November 2, 2017, in the Tucker Community of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians near Philadelphia.

 

Sentencing has been set for October 11, 2018, and the defendant faces a possible statutory sentence of fifteen years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Choctaw Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief Patrick Lemon, Assistant United States Attorney Erin Chalk and Special Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Payne.