Dallas County man sentenced for 2019 murder

Published 12:43 pm Thursday, October 19, 2023

A Selma man was sentenced Monday to serve 20 years in the Alabama Department of Corrections for a 2019 murder.

According to Fourth Judicial District Attorney Robert H. Turner Jr., Quashawn Stallworth, 22, pled guilty to the March 5, 2019 murder of Shalexis Ellis.

Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins sentenced Stallworth. The sentence is straight without probation.

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Turner said that the sentencing of Stallworth ends a four-year wait for the family of Shalexis Ellis for justice to be served in this matter.  At the time of her death, Ellis was in a relationship with Stallworth, a 17-year-old student at Keith High School.

“The memories her family holds of her as a loving mother, a devoted daughter, sister, and a shining light in her community, speak to the impact she had on the lives of those around her,” Turner said. “Domestic violence of any sort destroys lives. It is the aim of the District Attorney’s Office and law enforcement officers throughout the circuit to punish those who continue to engage in such behavior.”

The case was handled by Turner, and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.