Homicide of Eddie Nelson Jr.

Homicide of Eddie Nelson Jr.
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Victim Eddie Nelson Jr.
LocationMuscogee County Jail, 700 E 10th St, Columbus, Georgia, USA
Coordinates32°27′50″N 84°59′01″W / 32.4639394°N 84.9835128°W / 32.4639394; -84.9835128
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DateSeptember 5, 2020
Attack type
VictimsEddie Nelson Jr., white male
AssailantJayvon Hatchett, black male
Jayvon Hatchett
Criminal charge
  • Aggravated assault
  • Possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime


On August 25, 2020, 19-year-old black male Jayvon Hatchett stabbed an AutoZone employee because he "felt the need to find a white male to kill" after "watching Facebook videos of police shootings."


On September 5, 2020, Hatchett's white cellmate Eddie Nelson Jr. was found beaten to death in their cell.[1] Hatchett is suspected in the killing.

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