Brothers sentenced to total of 6 months jail, 7 years probation in Tennessee murder case

Kevonte and Jamontae Davis-Photos Metro PD.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Two brothers charged in the murder of a man outside Whites Creek High School in 2016 have been sentenced to a total of six months jail time and seven years probation.

Kevonte Davis was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the murder of 23-year-old James Nevils Jr. and was sentenced today to 5 years probation with a total of 6 months in jail. Kevonte has already spent 90 days in jail and will return to serve the rest of his time.

Jamontae Davis was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and sentenced to two years probation without confinement.

FOX 17 News reported in January 2016 on the arrest of the brothers which police said was the result of a dispute over a girl.

The brothers and Nevils were each attending a Whites Creek High School basketball game the night of the murder (1/29/16) when an argument took place in the lobby area of the gym. The brothers left the building and Nevils followed them outside, where another argument took place before he was shot and killed.

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