New trial date set for capital murder suspect

New trial date set for capital murder suspect
Daylon Waldrop

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man indicted for capital murder now has a new trial date after his first ended in a mistrial.

Daylon Waldrop, 21, will appear before Circuit Judge Bob Helfrich in Forrest County Circuit Court on May 19th in connection with the August 2013 shooting death of Robert "Bobby" Williams Jr. at a Hattiesburg home.

Williams Jr. died from a gunshot wound he received at his residence at 1206 West 7th Street. Williams was transported by AAA to Forrest General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Derrick Bolton, 20, and David Fairley, 24, were both indicted in August 2014 on a multi-count indictment involving capital murder, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and kidnapping.

Bolton and Fairley both pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of 2nd degree murder and were each sentenced to 35 years with 22 to serve.

Just shy of 3 hours of deliberation and multiple notes exchanged with Judge Helfrich the jury returned to the courtroom. The jury was deadlocked and Judge Helfrich declared a mistrial.

Waldrop was taken back into custody and transported to the Forrest County Jail where he will remain until his trial date.