Death penalty sought in kidnapping/murder case - - Jackson, MS

Death penalty sought in kidnapping/murder case

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The state is seeking the death penalty for an ex-convict accused of killing his former girlfriend.

George Affleck is accused of killing Dianne Hearn last May. He allegedly kidnapped Hearn from her south Jackson home and left her body on the side of Interstate 20 after murdering her.

After a status hearing in Hinds County Circuit Court on Thursday, Affleck's attorney, John Colette, said no trial date had been set. Another status hearing is also pending.

In January, Affleck pleaded not-guilty to capital murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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