Tuesday, 29 August 2017 14:10

Man Convicted in Shooting, Robbery, Met Victim on Social Media Website

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Aug. 29, 2017 – A southeast Memphis man has been convicted of attempted murder and other offenses for critically wounding another man he had met a year earlier on a social media website, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Tuesday.
A Criminal Court jury convicted Timerell Nelson, 24, of attempted second-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.
His bond was revoked and he will be sentenced Sept. 29 by Judge Chris Craft.
A 41-year-old man told jurors he met Nelson on the website and had seen him several times before getting together with him the evening of Sept. 11, 2015. The man said they drove around in southwest Memphis for a while, then pulled over in an area near Horn Lake Road and Shelby Drive where Nelson placed a handgun against the victim’s neck and demanded money.
Before the man could react, he said, Nelson shot him in the neck, stole $160 from his shirt pocket and fled. The victim drove himself to the 700 block of East Raines Road and flagged down police officers for help.
Nelson was arrested about two weeks later.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Jose Leon and Melanie Cox.