Murder suspect charged with another Lexington murder

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man already in custody for one murder has been charged with another.

Lexington Police accuse 19-year-old Malik Nelson of shooting and killing 19-year-old Mikel Antonio Willis back in February.

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Willis’ body was discovered near a dumpster in the area of E. Sixth and Shropshire Avenue.

According to police, detectives found evidence and multiple witnesses linking Nelson to the shooting.

Nelson has been in the Fayette County Detention Center since May of this year, when he was charged with murder in the death of Christian Cubert.

Cubert was shot and killed in April.