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Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

Investigators search for a shell casing along the perimeter of a pedestrian plaza outside the Madison County Courthouse in Canton, Miss.,  after a shooting on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside the county courthouse. A suspect is in custody, law enforcement officials said. (Joe Ellis /The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

CANTON — A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said. Police and other officials said they weren’t sure why the suspect — 24-year-old William B. ...

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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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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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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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Ex-alderman candidate sentenced for voter fraud

CANTON — A former candidate for alderman in Canton has been given a five-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to submitting a false voter registration application on behalf of a convicted felon. District Attorney Michael Guest says in a news release Cobby Williams allegedly was going door-to-door in March of 2013 and registering people to vote and then turning in ...

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Ex-Northwest Rankin coach David Coates dies before drug trial

BRANDON — David Coates, the former longtime football coach and athletic director at Northwest Rankin High School who was facing drug charges, has died. Coates’ death was confirmed in statements by his attorney, Bill Kirksey, and District Attorney Michael Guest. The 57-year-old Coates died Thursday of an apparent heart attack at his Rankin County home. Coates had been charged with ...

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