Kelvin Jordan was sentenced to death by the State of Mississippi for the murder of a father and his two year old son. According to court documents Kelvin Jordan and his cousin Frontrell Edwards would force a father out of his car into a wooded area where he was fatally shot and would also shoot the two year old boy. Kelvin Jordan and Frontrell Edwards would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death. Frontrell Edwards (Fontrell Edwards) was later resentenced to life
Kelvin Jordan 2021 Information
|Date of Birth: 12/25/1976
|Height: 5′ 7”
|Eye Color: BROWN
|Hair Color: BLACK
|Entry Date: 12/05/1996
|Location Change Date: 03/20/2021
|Number of Sentences: 2
|Total Length: DEATH
Frontrell Edwards 2021 Information
|Date of Birth: 09/22/1977
|Height: 5′ 5”
|Eye Color: BROWN
|Hair Color: BLACK
|Entry Date: 09/24/1996
|Location: WILKINSON CCF
|UNIT: WCCF BUILDING F
|Location Change Date: 01/05/2021
|Number of Sentences: 3
|Total Length: LIFE
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On October 5, 1995, after smoking marijuana and drinking beer outside a Pachuta truck stop, cousins Kelvin Jordan and Frontrell Edwards formulated a plan to rob someone in order to get money to attend a football game. They discussed having to kill the victim so that they would not later be identified. Jordan had a .25 caliber pistol, and Edwards had a .22 pistol.
¶ 4. Previously that night, Tony Roberts had picked up his two-year-old son Codera Bradley from the child’s mother’s residence. When Roberts stopped at the truck stop, Edwards asked him for a ride. Roberts agreed, and Jordan and Edwards left with Roberts and the child. After heading south on Highway 35, Roberts stated that he had to work the next morning and he decided that he had driven Jordan and Edwards as far as he could. When he stopped the car, he was shot twice in the head. Codera was later shot in the head. Jordan and Edwards dumped the bodies on a wooded dirt road off the highway.
¶ 5. Law enforcement officers received an anonymous phone call implicating Edwards and Jordan in the killings. After a search of the trailer where the suspects were staying, officers found a pistol and items thought to have been stolen from Roberts’s vehicle. Upon questioning by various officers, Jordan admitted that he and Edwards had robbed and killed Roberts and Bradley. In his statements to police, Jordan blamed Edwards for the shootings. However, Jordan did confess that he knew about the plan to rob someone, that he suggested to Edwards that they rob Roberts when Roberts pulled into the gas station, that he had a pistol when he left his house that afternoon, that he had fired a shot at Roberts, that he helped Edwards dispose of Roberts’s body, and that he helped burn the car and get rid of the pistols.
¶ 6. After giving several statements, Jordan took the officers to the location of the bodies. Both victims had been shot in the head. Roberts’s car had been stolen, and his pockets had been emptied. Jordan and Edwards had also stolen Roberts’s Nike shoes. Jordan had stated that he had brought a .25 caliber pistol with him and that Edwards had a .22 caliber pistol. Edwards and Jordan had also used Roberts’s .380 pistol at some point during the crime. Roberts had been shot twice in the head. One wound was a non-fatal shot that passed through Roberts’s face. Codera had been shot once in the head. The medical examiner and the State’s firearms expert were unable to determine which wounds had been caused by which pistol.
¶ 7. Jordan was indicted by a Clarke County jury on two counts of capital murder. He was tried and convicted of both counts, and the jury then considered punishment in a sentencing hearing. After weighing the aggravating and mitigating factors, the jury returned verdicts of death on both counts. Jordan appealed, and the two capital murder convictions and death sentences were affirmed unanimously by this Court. Jordan v. State, 728 So.2d 1088 (Miss.1998).