Defendant found guilty of manslaughter in 2018 case
Published 3:59 pm Friday, October 21, 2022
By JOYANNA LOVE | Managing Editor
Jermink Rashon Lykes was found guilty of manslaughter in a 2018 shooting incident after a five-day trial ended the afternoon of Oct. 21.
The trial had begun the morning of Oct. 17.
Lykes had been charged with of theft of property in the first degree, kidnapping, possession/ receiving controlled substance, possession of marijuana and murder.
A motion made by the state to dismiss the charges of theft of property in the first degree, kidnapping, possession/ receiving controlled substance and possession of marijuana was approved by Judge Ben Fuller on Oct. 17.
Lykes had initially been arrested in October 2018 in connection with the death of Nasson Postell, a 21-year-old resident of Clanton. Postell had been found dead near Ollie Park in Clanton with multiple gunshot wounds on Oct. 21, 2018, according to information from the Clanton Police Department at the time of the arrest.
Lykes is in the Chilton County jail, and a sentencing hearing for has been scheduled for Nov. 16.