Three Teens Indicted For Collierville Contractor’s Murder

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(Memphis) Three teenagers were indicted for robbing and murdering Collierville contractor J.P. Shelley.

The 42-year-old was working at a Parkway Village home last October when he was robbed and killed.

Sixteen-year-old Derek Cunningham, 16-year-old Corey Sandifer, and 17-year-old Thomas Moss Jr., were indicted Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder in the perpetration of a robbery, especially aggravated robbery, and aggravated robbery.

Cunningham was also indicted for premeditated first-degree murder.

All three gave statements admitting some involvement, and are being held without bond.

The man Shelley met that day testified in December.

He said he met Shelley, they looked around inside of the house, then went outside and were chatting when two men ran from behind the house and demanded their wallets.

The contractor said he and Shelley both handed over their wallets, as well as an iPhone and iPad.

Shelley even told the suspects, “If you want the money, it’s no problem.”

But after handing his wallet over, Shelley was shot in the neck.

The contractor told the court that after Shelley was shot, the suspect bent down and took his iPad and wallet, which were on the ground.


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