Tippah County News

Man sentenced to life in prison for 2017 Tippah County murders

A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole related to a 2017 double murder in Tippah County.

Nakero Hamer was found guilty in Tippah County Circuit Court on Wednesday and sentences to life on Thursday in the 2017 double homicide of Ayla Hopper and Paul Koster near Walnut. Another man was Sentenced to life in prison last month related to the murders

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. Nakero along with Kaderious 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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