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Four Choctaw tribal members accused of beating man, burning his body

Keyshawn Willis. Source: Madison Co. Detention Center Keyshawn Willis. Source: Madison Co. Detention Center
Keenan Martin. Source: Madison Co. Detention Center Keenan Martin. Source: Madison Co. Detention Center
Jerome Steve. Source: Madison Co. Detention Center Jerome Steve. Source: Madison Co. Detention Center
Monte Isaac. Source: Madison Co. Detention Center Monte Isaac. Source: Madison Co. Detention Center
JACKSON, Miss (AP) -

Authorities say four Choctaw tribal members beat a fifth Choctaw man to death and burned his body.

The information comes from federal murder charges filed against Keyshawn Willis, Keenan Martin, Jerome Steve and Monte Isaac.

The four are accused of killing Demetrius Sam on Nov. 2 in Neshoba County.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson on Monday ordered authorities to keep all four men in jail.

A sworn statement by an FBI agent says Martin, Steve and Willis confessed to beating Sam. It says Sam was then doused with lighter fluid, set on fire, and placed in a fire pit.

Morrow says Isaac, in a wheelchair, encouraged the assault.

Attorneys for the men didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.

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