Social media posts reveal new details about teen charged in Laurel murder

Social media posts reveal new details about teen charged in Laurel murder
Mekel Antwon Crumbly. Source: JCSD
Mekel Antwon Crumbly. Source: JCSD
Mekel Crumbly was considered an up-and-coming rap artist by his peers. Source: Soundcloud
Mekel Crumbly was considered an up-and-coming rap artist by his peers. Source: Soundcloud

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - New details have emerged regarding the 18-year-old suspect charged with the murder of a Laurel High School student.

Several Facebook users have contacted Seven On Your Side with a screenshot of a Facebook status, claiming the post was made to Mekel Crumbly's page after the incident.

The post read:

"Ni*** yo life don't mean s*** to me And right now you acting like it don't mean s*** to you."

The Facebook profile containing the update has since been removed from Facebook, but many users are still sharing the screenshot image.

***Editorial note: Picture was edited to censor graphic language.***

Crumbly was charged with the murder of Tamerick Drummond Wednesday. He was given a $250,000 bond.

This isn't the first social media post on Facebook referencing the incident. A Laurel boy who claimed to have witnessed the murder answered questions about the moments leading up to Tamerick's death on a Facebook live video. 

Crumbly was also considered an up-and-coming rap artist by his peers. A soundcloud profile has been shared on social media as well, revealing his rap music.