GUILTY MS - Marco McMillian, 34, found murdered, Clarksdale, 26 Feb 2013

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    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read.php?rip_id=<DA4NAMNG3@news.ap.org>&ps=1011

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayoral candidate was found dead Wednesday and the case is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said.

    Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith said the body of 34-year-old Marco McMillian was found on the Mississippi River levee Wednesday at about 10 a.m.

    The 34-year-old McMillian was running for mayor of Clarksdale, a Blues hub where actor and Mississippi native Morgan Freeman co-owns a music club with Howard Stovall, a Memphis entertainment executive, and Bill Luckett, who also is running for mayor............

    The sheriff's office said Wednesday in a news release on its Facebook page that a person of interest was in custody, but had not been formally charged.

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    Miss. town stunned by slaying of mayoral candidate

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., 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 Mississippi River levee Wednesday stunned residents of Clarksdale, a Blues mecca in the flatlands of the Mississippi Delta.

    Authorities were investigating McMillian's death as a homicide, and said a person of interest was in custody, but released few other details.

    "There's a lot of people upset about it," said Dennis Thomas, 33, who works at Abe's Barbeque.

    "Why would somebody want to do something like that to somebody of that caliber? He was a highly respected person in town," Thomas said.

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    Was this a hate crime?
     
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    Gay, Black, Democrat, Mississippi.
     
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    Man arrested in killing of gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/...idate-in-mississippi-20130228,0,7289545.story

    A 22-year-old Mississippi man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of an openly gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Miss., officials said.

    Lawrence Reed of Shelby, a resident of Clarksdale, was charged with murder, the Coahoma County sheriff&#8217;s office announced on Thursday.

    There was no immediate indication of a possible motive............

    Jarod Keith, McMillian&#8217;s campaign spokesman, confirmed the candidate was openly gay but said it never came up during the campaign.

    &#8220;We remember Marco as a bold and passionate public servant, whose faith informed every aspect of his life,&#8221; Keith said in a statement issued on Wednesday. &#8220;Tragically, that life has been cut short.&#8221;
     
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    Toxic mix. My take exactly, but time will tell...
     
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    Miss. rep. asks FBI to review candidate's death

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read.php?id=19357776&ps=931&cat=&cps=0&lang=en

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi congressman is asking the FBI to review the slaying of an openly gay mayoral candidate to determine if any federal laws might have been violated............

    A person with direct knowledge of the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press that McMillian's body was bruised and there were burns on at least one area. The person wasn't authorized to publicly comment and spoke on condition of anonymity.
     
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    http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=40582

    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/28356613/attorney-lawrence-reed-murder-trial-will-wrap-up-quickly

     
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