Tippah County News

Man given life without parole in Tippah county double homicide

A TN man was given a life without parole sentence after being found guilty in a nearly two year old Tippah County murder case.

Kedarius Hamer was found guilty in Tippah County Circuit Court on Thursday in the 2017 double homicide of Ayla Hopper and Paul Koster near Walnut.

Paul Joel Koster, 51, and Ayla Roxanne Hopper, 29, were found dead in their home on County Road 303 near Walnut in July 2017.

Hamer was one of four men arrested shortly after the murders. Kedarius along with Nakero Hamer, Thomas J. Hamer and Terrenz Mason were charged related to the murders. Mason was charged with accessory after the fact while the Hamers were all initially charged with double murder.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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