A jury found Manka Melson, 25, guilty of capital murder in the deaths of a young couple in Orange. ORANGE, Texas — Justice was served to a 25-year-old Vinton, Louisiana man on Friday at the Orange County courthouse. A jury found Manka Melson, 25, guilty of capital murder in the deaths of a young couple in Orange.
Manka Melson, 25, of Vinton, was found guilty Friday of murdering a young couple at a home on Coronado place in the Charlamont addition in January 2021. He will serve the rest of his life in prison without parole. Aaliyah Gradnigo,18, and Thalamus Livings, 23 were shot and killed at the home.
The person accused of the young couple's death is the ex-boyfriend of the young woman. ORANGE, Texas — Family members of a couple murdered in 2021 held a balloon release to mark the one year anniversary of their deaths. (Editor's note: The above video is from a January 25, 2021 newscast.)