Murder suspects denied bond

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

 

A county judge denied bond for the three people charged with the capital murder of Willie “Lil Willie” Hooper last week.
In Grenada County Justice Court Thursday, a bond hearing was held for Marquize Tillmon, 27; and Monique Lott, 31; and Mack Lott, 32. All were returned to the Grenada County Jail without bond by Judge Jimmy Tallant.
A preliminary hearing has been set for Dec. 20. in Grenada County Justice Court.
More than a dozen sheriff’s deputies and correctional officers surrounded the three after the hearing.
During the walk back to the jail, loud verbal expletives were exchanged between Monique Lott and an unknown female spectator. The exchange was quickly diffused when correctional officers escorted Lott back inside the jail.
The outside crowd dispersed and from the inside members of Hooper’s family exited and entered the sheriff’s department to speak with investigators with both the sheriff’s department and the district attorney’s office.
Hooper’s son, 17-year-old Milloy Williamson, said this has become an extremely emotional time for the family, and it’s “all like a bad dream.”
“That’s what it is, a nightmare,” he said. “I wish I could just talk to him again. I have a baby sister, and one of the last things he said was that I was going to make it.”
Hooper’s family and friends were at the scene Wednesday when deputies from Grenada and Montgomery counties, along with state agents, retrieved Hooper’s body from a well on property just west of Duck Hill.

Deputy Donnie Willis escorts Mack Lott (center) and Marquize Tillmon back to the Grenada County Jail Thursday.