Alcovy Circuit Court Chief Assistant District Attorney Randy McGinley said Emanuel “Herc” Ellison was found guilty on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 in the May 16, 2014 murder of Kentrealvist “Ken Ken” Malcom.
“Ellison was found guilty today of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Tampering with Evidence,” McGinley said. “He will be sentenced after a presentence investigation. He is facing the maximum of life without parole. ”
The presentence was ordered by the court. The case was prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney Randy McGinley, investigator Greg Greene, and Victim Services Director Kim Kelly. The City of Monroe Police Department investigated the murder and made the arrest of Ellison.
Jury selection in the murder trial of Emanual Ellison began Monday morning and opening arguments were schedule to begin as soon as the jury was seated. Alcovy Circuit Court Chief Assistant District Attorney Randy McGinley said he expects the trial to last until Wednesday.
Ellison is charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and tampering with evidence in the May 16, 2014 shooting death of Kentrealvist, (Ken Ken) Malcom, 22. Ellison turned himself in to a Georgia probation officer on May 20, 2014. Ellison is accused of shooting Malcom on Lacy Street during the overnight hours of May 15/16, 2014, causing his death. Malcom died at Clearview Regional Medical Center in the hours following the shooting.
At the time the murder prompted a strong response from the community, with calls for an end to the violence in the Lacy Street and surrounding community. A prayer vigil was arranged to mourn yet another young life and to make it a turning point in the community. However, shootings have continued with the resultant loss of life even up until August this year when 20-year-old Lewis Palmer Jones Outlaw Jr. died of a gunshot wound. Kenslo Damonse Hester, 22, was arrested last month in connection with that death.