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Four more charged in shooting death of 7-year-old Wilson boy

Posted August 6, 2014

From left: Kenneth Vinson, Demetrius Spells, Donnell Hill and Anfernee Knight were charged with first-degree murder in the death of 7-year-old Kamari Jones

— Wilson police said Wednesday they have charged four more men in the July 23 death of 7-year-old Kamari Jones, who was killed when bullets were fired into his Parkview Street home.

Donell V. Hill, 19, of the 3400 block of Jayne Lane; Anfernee D. Knight, 18, of the 5700 block of Woodside Road; Kenneth T. Vinson, 22, of the 500 block of Deans Street; and Demetrius Spells, 22, of the 200 block of Kenmore Street, all in Wilson, were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and held without bond.

Another man, Montavius Syquan Davis, 24, of the 7700 block of Gardners Schools Road in Statonsburg, was charged with first-degree murder on July 24, a day after the boy died.

Police did not provide details Wednesday on what led to the additional arrests.

Kamari Jones was in his bedroom when someone started firing bullets outside his home about 10 p.m. One of the bullets struck the boy in the head, according to neighbors who heard his mother’s cries for help and called 911.

No one else was hurt, but the rear window of a car parked outside the home was shot out.

The boy’s death shocked the community, and about 100 residents, city leaders and law enforcement officers gathered for a vigil last month to remember him and call for justice.


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  • bushido2298 Aug 7, 2014

    Education time for the anti-gunners:
    1. There are gun laws currently, these career criminals don't follow laws
    2. There are drug laws, criminals don't follow laws
    3. Discharging firearms publically in that area is illegal, criminals don't follow laws
    4. Murder is illegal, criminals don't follow laws
    5. Breaking into someone's home and stealing property (including legally owned firearms) is illegal, criminals don't follow laws.
    6. Firearms don't kill randomly and they don't do my laundry...not because they're lazy but because they're inanimate objects. 6. Alcohol kills 20 times more daily, who is trying to ban that. 7. Cars kill 30 times more daily, are we banning cars? Criminal behavior is the problem, lack of punishment breeds more criminals. Do your research before citing "lack of" gun laws.

  • 678devilish Aug 7, 2014

    Stop. Just STOP.

    I am so tired of the killing. Human life is not valued any more. When it becomes your daughter, son, mother father, or wife, girlfriend, male friend; how will you feel about gun control law then?

  • Nexus Aug 7, 2014

    More garbage off the streets!

  • foodstamptrader Aug 7, 2014

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    These four look like they are very concerned about complying with the current and future gun control and registration laws. Heck, they were probably all enrolled in gun safety courses. SMH....

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 7, 2014

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    It's not about gun control it's about control.

  • Coolsteel Aug 7, 2014

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    Please just stop with the "gun control" ignorance. Do you honestly, HONESTLY, think that the criminal mind gives any care to a gun control law? There are thousands of guns available on the black market. The ONLY people gun control laws hinder are law abiding citizens. Stop. Just STOP.

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 7, 2014

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    Ah the old if they have been arrested they must be guilty. I hope you never serve on a jury.

  • foodstamptrader Aug 7, 2014

    The booking shots of these guys tells the story. No remorse, no feelings, just vacant. Some tough guy poses and one dude actually smiling. A typical monotonous parade of the usual suspects.

    But, no one thinks there is something wrong with the fact that virtually every tragic story has the same pictures attached. Really? No one can speak about the elephant in the room anymore? Because any comment would be "racist"? Let the killing continue then.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 6, 2014

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    What part of "criminals don't obey laws" don't some people understand???

  • LetsBeFair Aug 6, 2014

    what a waste of a lot of lives.