Suspect in Edhegard murder denied bond - - Jackson, MS

Suspect in Edhegard murder denied bond

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BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The sex offender charged with killing a Brandon woman has been denied bond. Thirty-year-old Cortrell Rose is charged with capital murder.

The victim is 60-year-old Lenora Edhegard. Rose led investigators to her body off County Line Road after his arrest.     

Rose is being represented by a public defender.     

Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest says investigators believe Rose broke into Edhegard's home sometime Monday night.     

Guest says evidence points to strangulation as the cause of death.     

Edhegard and Rose were lived right next door to each other. Family members say Rose had written a note to Edhegard

"This is going to be our first meeting with the family," Guest said. "We're going to stay in contact with them and make sure they are aware of court dates as well as make sure they understand the charges that have been brought against the defendant, and as the case continues through the legal system we will be seeking their input as we get closer as to whether or not the family desires that the death penalty be sought."

Guest says the Rankin County Sheriff's Department served several search warrants and has gathered a 'massive' amount of evidence in the case.     

Cortrell Rose is also being charged with failing to register as a sex offender, and felony auto theft.     

His preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 9.

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