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Mayoral candidate's cause of death still unknown

CLARKSDALE — More than a month has passed since Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian was found dead, but the cause of death remains largely a mystery pending an autopsy report. McMillian’s body was found Feb. 27 in Coahoma County. Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith says the state crime lab is waiting for an investigative report from the sheriff’s office. He ...

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FBI monitoring investigation of mayoral candidate's murder

CLARKSDALE — The FBI says it has been monitoring the state investigation into the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi, but the agency didn’t indicate it had opened its own investigation. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson asked Tuesday for the FBI to “review the circumstances and evidence” in the slaying of Marco McMillian, who was running for mayor ...

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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, a Democrat, said he has ...

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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 levee last week. A person ...

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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, a candidate for mayor of ...

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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 gay candidate’s body near a ...

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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 the death of 37-year-old Karima ...

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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 be returned to Mississippi. Stewart, ...

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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 branch. Smith said he wants ...

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