Posts Tagged ‘murder’

Mayoral candidate’s death could be homicide — town stunned

by Associated Press Published: February 28,2013

Tags: crime, death, homicide, investigation, law enforcement, mayor, murder, politician, Politics

CLARKSDALE — Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was nowhere to be found. The discovery of the openly […] [...]

More details released on illegal, fatal buttocks implant

JACKSON — Court records say the Georgia woman who died after an illegal buttocks implant in Mississippi was told that the procedure would be performed by a medical professional, but authorities and testimony show that it was given by a floral and interior designer with no training or license. Two people have been charged in […] [...]

Another charged with murder in illegal buttocks implant case

JACKSON — A second person faces a charge of murdering a Georgia woman who died from an illegal buttocks implant in Mississippi in March, authorities said. The Mississippi attorney general’s office said in a news release that 39-year-old Natasha Stewart of Memphis, Tenn., was arrested Jan. 3. The release said she waived extradition and will […] [...]

TAKE 2: Bring it on — But the gun culture in America has got to change

I know the usual defense of guns, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Yeah. Yeah. But it’s harder to kill someone with a baseball bat than with a gun. A baseball bat doesn’t go off accidentally, and it’s hard to get in multiple rounds on a baseball bat in a few short seconds. >> […] [...]

Doctor in murder-for-hire case questions AG’s authority

GREENWOOD — Oncologist Arnold Smith contends Attorney General Jim Hood had no authority to run a police operation that resulted in a shootout at a local law office. Smith argues in new federal court documents that police investigations are executive branch of government matters. He claims the attorney general is a member of the judicial […] [...]

Trial date set in doctor’s murder-for-hire case

by Associated Press Published: November 7,2012

Tags: attempted murder, attorney, bench, court, divorce, doctor, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer, medical, medicine, murder, murder-for-hire, physician, trial

GREENWOOD — A Greenwood doctor and one other man are set to stand trial April 22 in a murder-for-hire plot that prosecutors say unsuccessfully targeted a local attorney. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the trial date was set this week in Leflore County during a preliminary hearing for Dr. Arnold Smith and Cordarious Robinson. Smith pleaded […] [...]

Ex-mayor convicted of murder conspiracy released from prison

by Associated Press Published: October 31,2012

Tags: attorney, bench, conspiracy, elected official, judge, judicial, judiciary, killing, law, law firm, lawyer, legal, mayor, murder, public official, scam, scheme

BILOXI — Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat was released from prison yesterday after serving 15 years in a conspiracy that led to the 1987 slayings of a Mississippi judge and the judge’s wife, also a Biloxi City Council member. The Sun Herald reports Halat, 70, was released from federal prison in Oakdale, La., and moved […] [...]

Delta doctor, two others indicted in murder-for-hire plot

by Associated Press Published: September 28,2012

Tags: attorney, bench, Cancer, court, divorce, doctor, health care, husband, indictment, judge, justice, law, lawyer, medical, medicine, murder, oncologist, oncology, physician, wife

GREENWOOD — A Greenwood oncologist and two other men have been indicted in a murder-for-hire plot that prosecutors say unsuccessfully targeted a local attorney. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Dr. Arnold Smith, Derrick Lacy and Cordarious Robinson were served with indictments this week. A Leflore County grand jury issued the indictments in August, but the documents […] [...]

Hearing set for man charged with murder after illegal buttocks implant

by Associated Press Published: September 24,2012

Tags: bench, cosmetic, court, death, deparved heart murder, fatality, health, health care, implant, judge, judicial, judiciary, medical, mediciane, murder, surgery, trial

JACKSON — A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for a Mississippi man charged with depraved-heart murder after performing an illegal buttocks implant that killed a Georgia woman. Morris Garner, who has had gender-changing surgeries and goes by the name Tracey Lynn Garner, is charged with doing the procedure in March at a house in Jackson. […] [...]

Doctor accused of failed murder scheme sues would-be victim

by Associated Press Published: August 7,2012

Tags: attorney, bench, countersuit, courts, crime, criminal, doctor, judge, judicial, law, lawsuit, lawyer, murder, murder-for-hire, physician, sue

GREENWOOD — A Mississippi doctor charged with plotting to kill his ex-wife’s divorce lawyer has filed a countersuit to a lawsuit filed by the attorney. Dr. Arnold Smith alleges in his countersuit that Greenwood attorney Lee Abraham secretly schemed with others to cause him “severe mental and emotional distress.” The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the countersuit […] [...]

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