Teen sentenced to "life with possibility of parole" following 2021 southside murder


More than 50 gunshots rang out on Nov. 10, 2021 in the Southwood Mobile Home Park on the Vinson Highway, located across the street from Robin's Nest Day Care and just north of the Central State Hospital Craig building. 

Fatally wounded in the incident was Javon Jackson, 21.

Four people ultimately were rounded up and charged in the case, including Netobia Williams, who was arrested while working his shift at the southside McDonad's two months later. Williams wasn't done, however. He bonded out after three months in the county jail and then became involved in a shootout in the Riverbend apartments last summer that resulted in three people being shot, including himself. Williams was listed in critical condition following the Riverbend shootout prior to recovering and being booked.

More than 20 months following the Southwood Mobile Homes murder, Williams last week had his day in court, pleading guilty to one count of malice murder and one count of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. By pleading guilty, four other felony charges were thrown out and Williams escaped the possibility of life without parole at a later date.

According to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles website, those "offenders who committed such crimes on or after July 1, 2006, will not be considered for parole until they have served 30 years." 

Based on receiving credit for "time already served" at the county jail, Williams will first become eligible for parole in 2052, when he is 49 years old.

Williams and the three other Southwood suspects – T'andre Tramayne Alexander,  Devion Boyd and Garyaunte Ivey – were indicted back in January and each charged with three counts each of aggravated assault, as well as one count each of malice murder and felony murder.

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