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 Jackson County Mississippi - Octavious Montego Black Found guilty of Capital Murder 09 August 2022 ( news )

Jackson County Mississippi - Octavious Montego Black Found guilty of Capital Murder 09 August 2022 ( news )

Jackson County , state Mississippi
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   On August 3 , 2022 , after a three - day trial , a Jackson County jury found Octavius Montego Black , 35 years old , guilty of the capital murder of Betty Vaughans .
   On August 3 , 2022 , after a three - day trial , a Jackson County jury found Octavius Montego Black , 35 years old , guilty of the capital murder of Betty Vaughans .  
   Judge Robert Krebs sentenced Black to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections .   <......br />   District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath stated , “Betty Vaughans was a truly a special person and her murder was senseless . The Defendant chocked her and ran her over just to take her vehicle . Even in her last moments , Mrs . Vaughans was trying to help the Defendant . Her loss is felt throughout the Moss Point community .  I hope today’s conviction will offer some comfort to all who loved her . ”   
   Assistant District Attorney Justin Lovorn stated , “Ms . Betty was a wife , mother and friend to many in the community . Her killing at the hands of Octavius Black was merciless and savage . I hope this life sentence will serve those who were close to Ms . Betty in their attempt to heal . ” 
   This case was prosecuted by District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath and Assistant District Attorneys Justin Lovorn and Nick Mobley .  
   





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