We appreciate the judge following what the jury recommended. Hopefully, we won’t have to deal with something like this again for the next 50 years.
— Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott C. Hook
Ellis Murder Case
• What: Aug. 26, 2019, murder of Lincoln Lamar Williams Jr., 18, shot in the face outside of his home at 5042 Old Auburn Mill Road, about five miles east of Warrenton. He died later that night at Fauquier Hospital.
• Defendant: Myi’son Ianeene Ellis, 39, of Waynesboro.
• Charges: First-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit robbery.
• Jury trial: March 2-5 in Fauquier County Circuit Court.
• Verdicts: Guilty on all three charges March 5.
• Jury sentences: 38 years for murder, 3 years for gun charge and 10 years for conspiracy charge.
• Thursday, Aug. 20: Judge Herman A. Whisenant Jr. denies defendant’s motion to set aside jury’s verdict.
• Friday, Nov. 20: Judge Whisenant imposes 51-year sentence.
• Prosecutors: Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys Abigail J. Owens and Amy Cassandra.
• Defense attorney: Jessica N. Sherman-Stoltz, Waynesboro.