5 Mississippi men charged with murder in 2018 party killing

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Five men in Mississippi have been indicted on murder charges in what authorities described as a deadly, gang-related home invasion during a 2018 Super Bowl party.

The Sun Herald reported the men, scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, were Robert “S.J.” Jackson; Darrian Dontae “Kreole K” Cooks; Tykice “Kreole Ty” Laddel Watts; Sirmarrion “SBM” Davis; and Michael Anthony Doss.

Fabian Dwight Dailey, 50, was killed and two others injured by gunshots in the Feb. 4, 2018, attack in Moss Point after masked intruders broke into a home where people were playing cards and watching the football game. Dailey was shot to death when he tried to wrestle a gun away, officials said.

Moss Point Police Chief Brandon Ashley said the victims were targeted in a “gang-related” attack.

Among the evidence, an FBI agent said in a sworn affidavit that police interviewed a man who claimed he allowed Watts to borrow a semi-automatic handgun used in the attack. The FBI agent said shell casings from the scene matched the handgun.

Defense attorneys have criticized prosecutors and law enforcement officials for reportedly failing to collect any fingerprints or physical evidence to tie the suspects to the crime.