Destinee Virgin, Markel Ervin – Boyfriend Murders Ex-Girlfriend

Markel Ervin is the 17-year-old who was charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Destinee Virgin.  Columbus police charged Ervin with false imprisonment in May of 2018 for kidnapping Virgin in April of 2018.

Destinee Virgin was 18-years-old.  Ervin allegedly shot and killed her near Macon Rd. in Columbus, GA.  The incident occurred on Saturday, September 22, 2018 around 7 PM.

Markel Ervin
Markel Ervin

After shooting Virgin, police say that Ervin fled the scene in her car.  On Sunday, September 23, 2018, Ervin was arrested on a misdemeanor charge.  Police then obtained a murder warrant for his arrest and he was transported to the Muscogee County Jail.

The video below shows Stacey Jackson, the attorney that represented Ervin in his kidnapping case.  He explains that there was no evidence that Ervin held Virgin against her will.  Jackson says that there were witnesses that claim Virgin ran away from home and stayed with Ervin for several days.

Jackson further argues that Virgin didn’t have a positive relationship with her mother so she chose to stay at Ervin’s house in the past.  Destinee Virgin would most likely still be alive if Ervin was locked up for kidnapping her earlier this year.

What do you think about the murder of Destinee Virgin? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More