Demajhay Bell’s Funeral Sends Message to STOP VIOLENCE

Friends and family said goodbye to Demajhay Bell at Beulah Grove Baptist Church. The 18 year old died last week, after he was stabbed during a large street brawl in Hephzibah that resulted in his senseless death.

Mario Outland, Demajhay Bell’s basketball coach said: “His passing, I hope it teaches all these youth out there. We gotta come together and put this to an end.” This weekend his Demajhay’s basketball teammates held a car wash to raise money for the funeral and also serving as pallbearers.

Authorities have arrested nine people — men and women ranging in age from 18 to 39 — and charged each with aggravated assault and felony murder. Six of those arrested are students at Glenn Hills High School. Georgia law defines felony murder as a death caused during the commission of another felony. The charge does not require intent to kill and it carries an automatic life sentence.