2011 Murder Case Will Finally See Sentencing Of One Mt. Vernon Man

2011 Murder Case Will Finally See Sentencing Of One Mt. Vernon Man

A Mt. Vernon man who pleaded guilty in 2012 to his role in a murder that happened when he was 15-years-old will be sentenced in adult court next month.

Christopher Wells is one of four men charged for the 2011 murder of 75-year-old local cab driver Charles Ellis.

In August Judge Jo Beth Weber ruled in favor of a defense motion seeking to transfer the case of 21-year-old Christopher Wells to juvenile court citing recent changes to the law.

However, last week Judge Weber ruled in favor of a responding prosecution motion seeking to have Wells’ case brought back to adult court in Jefferson County for sentencing.

Weber ruled that considering the seriousness of the offense and Wells’ role in the planning of the robbery of Ellis the case will be transferred back to adult criminal court.

Wells is now facing between 20 and 60 years in prison when he’s sentenced November 17.

Two other men charged in the case have already been sentenced for their roles with Damondros James sentenced to 50 years for first-degree murder and Demandre Black sentenced to 20 years for aggravated battery with a firearm.