On November 12th, the jury found Stephon Hopkins and Lorice Moore guilty of murder, attempted murder,
and felonious assault.
Hopkins, Moore, and another man, Brian Donlow, were back seat passengers in
a car driven by Carlos Davis and also occupied by front-seat passenger Christopher Jackson, both from
The three defendants opened fire on the other two occupants, killing Jackson while Davis
managed to run away.
Jackson was shot nine times and Davis twice, all gunshot wounds in the back.
Hopkins was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison, while Moore was sentenced to 32 years to life in
In April, Donlow was convicted following a bench trial and is currently serving a sentence of life
in prison without parole plus fourteen years.
Hopkins’s and Donlow’s sentences are to run consecutive to the sentences imposed for murdering Brandon Wylie in Jone of 2018.
The Mahoning County Prosecutors Office would like to thank the Youngstown Police Department,
specifically Detective Mike Lambert, for a thorough investigation that, despite a lack of cooperation
from Carlos Davis, yielded the DNA evidence and video confession used to bring justice to the Jackson
This case was tried by Grand Jury Prosecutor Michael Yacavone, and Assistant Prosecutor, Jennifer
Paris. We hope that convictions and sentences like these will deter young men from similar acts of
senseless violence, using firearms to settle disputes.