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Blogger gets 2.5 years over Sen. Cochran’s wife photo conspiracy

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CANTON — A blogger who pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to breaking into a nursing home and shooting unauthorized video of the ailing wife of a U.S. senator was sentenced Monday to serve more than two years in prison. Clayton Kelly, 29, of Pearl, Mississippi, shot the video of Sen. Thad Cochran’s then-wife in 2014 during a tough Republican primary. ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Cochran vs. McDaniel, the final chapter

Chris McDaniel (left) and Sen. Thad Cochran

Perhaps now, nearly a year later, the final chapter has been written in one of the ugliest Republican primary races in U.S. Senate history. It was just too tawdry a tale to end after aging and “established” Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran pulled out a controversial victory over the state’s Tea Party darling, Chris McDaniel. The Tale of the Mississippi’s Republican ...

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Man pleads guilty to conspiracy for taping senator’s wife

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CANTON — A man accused of videotaping the ill wife of a U.S. senator during a heated election campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Clayton Kelly of Pearl, Mississippi entered the plea Monday. He faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing was set for June 15. “We are pleased that Clayton Kelly did accept responsibility ...

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Man bargaining with prosecutors in Rose Cochran photo case

CANTON — Prosecutors say they are in plea bargain talks with a man allegedly involved in plotting to take unauthorized photos of Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife during the Republican primary campaign. Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest tells the Madison County Journal the talks could result in Richard Sager, a teacher from Laurel, testifying against the only man indicted ...

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Man indicted for burglary in Rose Cochran photo scandal

MADISON — The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges. Clayton Kelly was served yesterday with an indictment charging him with one count each of burglary, attempted burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary, said Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest. Kelly’s lawyer, Kevin Camp, told The ...

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Man pleads guilty in case involving photo of Cochran's wife

MADISON — One of the men charged in a conspiracy to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife has pleaded guilty. John Mary of Hattiesburg pleaded guilty today to one felony count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime. The charges were filed by prosecutors under a plea agreement. Mary was sentenced to five years’ probation and was not jailed. ...

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Attorney: Could be weeks before grand jury considers Rose Cochran photo case

MADISON — An attorney said yesterday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi’s Republican primary. Kevin Camp is the defense attorney for Clayton Kelly, ...

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Cochran displays calm during ugly campaign against McDaniel

HATTIESBURG — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is in the fight of his political life in a brutal, too-personal Republican primary that has drawn his bedridden wife into the melee and resulted in criminal charges against some of his opponent’s supporters. But watching the 36-year Senate veteran as he campaigns ahead of Tuesday’s election, you’d never know it. For Cochran, the ...

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Two men accused of photographing Cochran's wife released from jail

MADISON — Two men charged with conspiring to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife were released from jail yesterday after a court lowered their bonds. Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest said his office agreed to reduce bonds for Clayton Kelly of Pearl and Richard Sager of Laurel after their attorneys appealed amounts set by a Madison city judge ...

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National spotlight shines on Cochran-McDaniel fight for Senate seat

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Senate primary has morphed from a high-profile proxy for the national fight between the tea party and establishment Republicans into an ad war driven by clandestine images of Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in an online video. State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who aims to deliver a rare victory for the tea party this midterm election year primary ...

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