Cameron: Jury decides sentence for convicted killer

Alvin Dejuan Melton. (Jail photo)
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CAMERON, Tex. (KBTX)- A jury has decided on a 25-year sentence for a man convicted of murder in a deadly September 2017 shooting in Cameron.

A Milam County jury convicted Alvin Dejuan Melton, 36, on May 8 and decided on a sentence on May 9.

He must serve half the sentence before he's eligible for parole.

Courtney Latrell Williams, 32, died of a shotgun wound to the head early in the evening of Sept. 27, 2017, in the 400 block of South Jefferson Avenue in Cameron.

Melton and his brother John were arrested at the scene and taken to the Milam County Jail, police said.

A Milam County grand jury later returned an indictment against John Melton charging aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and an indictment against Alvin Melton charging murder.

The two brothers were arguing when John Melton threatened Alvin Melton with a knife, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Alvin Melton went to his bedroom and got a Mossberg 500 shotgun with a pistol grip with which he confronted his brother on the front porch of the home, the affidavit said.

The shotgun discharged and struck Williams in the right side of the head, killing him instantly, the affidavit said.