Pair of alleged murderers indicted

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 24, 2005

A Dallas County Grand Jury handed down two murder indictments this week for crimes committed last year.

Cornelius Nigel “Fat” Ford was indicted for the murder of Robert Fails Jr. and two counts of assault stemming from the Nov. 7, 2004 shootout at Doney Roy’s nightclub on Maxey Street.

At least eight others were injured in the early morning shootout and Antonio Boggin, 21, was killed.

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Ford was not charged with Boggin’s death.

Anthony Crusoe, one of the shooting victims, received bullet wounds to his back and navel.

“I don’t known what it (the shooting) started about or nothing,” Crusoe said after the shooting. “That was my first time going out (to the club). I didn’t expect none of that to happen.”

Fails, 22, was waiting to serve a 20-year sentence for the Nov. 2003 shooting death of Erick Huntington outside a local nightclub. He was set to begin his sentencing this past December.

The second person indicted for murder this week was Antonio “Meechie” Demetrius Hardy.

Hardy is accused of shooting Quincey Dudley, a 22-year-old Selma resident, during the early morning hours of April 24, 2004.

Dudley had been reported missing by his family after they launched a search and located his car in the 400 block of Pettus Street, according to police reports.

Through an anonymous tip, police discovered Dudley’s body in Inckerman Alley. He was shot multiple times after an alleged dispute over money, according to reports.

Patricia Moore, Dudley’s mother, said her son and Hardy were friends.

“He (Hardy) told me Quincey was his ‘dog’. (He said) ‘that’s my G,'” Moore said.

“They were supposed to be friends.”

Along with the indictments, Dallas County resident Justin McFadden also entered a guilty plea in Circuit Court Wednesday for two counts of first-degree burglary.

The 17-year-old was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with the possibility of parole after three years.

Assistant District Attorney John Oxford said 20 years was the minimum amount of prison time for a felony burglary case in which a gun is involved.