CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Team convicted three defendants today in homicide cases in Mecklenburg County Superior Court. The defendants entered their pleas in courtroom 5350 before The Honorable W. Robert Bell, Superior Court Judge.
Jamie Knox, 47, pled guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the killing of Chapel Bernard Waymyers, 40. Knox was sentenced to 157-201 months in prison. In December 2011, Knox went to a meeting of the Outcast Motorcycle Club in Charlotte. Knox had previously been suspended from the club for pointing a gun at someone, and as a result, he had to turn in his “colors,” meaning his vest and patches. At the meeting, Mr. Waymyers, who was the president of the club, told Knox that he was not supposed to be there because he had been suspended. Then, Knox fatally shot Mr. Waymyers.
Shaun Morgan-Dalton, 23, pled guilty to 1) second-degree murder, 2) five counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, 3) two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, 4) first-degree burglary, and 5) assault with a deadly weapon. MorganDalton will be sentenced at a later date. The convictions of second-degree murder, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon are connected with the April 2012 killing of Myron Billings, 30. The remaining charges are related to a separate incident that also occurred in April 2012.
Brandon Gregory King, 24, pled guilty to 1) attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and 2) conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, in connection with the June 2011 death of Singbay Mulbah, 32. King will be sentenced at a later date. Two other defendants in the case have previously pled guilty, and charges are still pending against another defendant.
Note: Almost all guilty pleas entered in criminal administrative court are the result of an agreed upon plea arrangement between the State and the defendant, which is then approved by the sentencing judge. For more information about why most cases must be resolved by plea negotiation instead of jury trial, please visit the “Understanding Criminal Court” section of the DA’s website at www.charmeckda.com.
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