Posts Tagged ‘murder’

Man charged with killing Delta mayoral candidate

CLARKSDALE — A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a mayoral candidate, whose body was found near a river levee in the Mississippi Delta this week. The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that Lawrence Reed of Shelby was charged in the death of Marco McMillian, 34, […] [...]

Mayoral candidate’s death could be homicide — town stunned

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

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

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

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

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. […] [...]

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