Posts Tagged ‘homiciade’

Congressman calling on FBI to investigate mayoral candidate’s murder

CLARKSDALE — A Mississippi congressman on Tuesday asked the FBI to review the slaying of an openly gay mayoral candidate to determine if any federal laws might have been violated. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson’s district includes Clarksdale, where Marco McMillian was running. McMillian, 34, was found slain last week in a rural area nearby. Thompson, […] [...]

Murdered mayoral candidate was beaten, burned

CLARKSDALE — The family of a slain Mississippi mayoral candidate says he was beaten and burned. Marco McMillian’s godfather, Carter Womack, said today the information came from the Coahoma County coroner. The coroner declined to comment. Womack said the family was told McMillian’s body was dragged under a fence and left near a Mississippi River […] [...]

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