Monday, March 4 2013 11:22 AM EST2013-03-04 16:22:25 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The family of Marco McMillian, the recently murdered Clarksdale, Mississippi, mayoral candidate, is speaking out. In a newly released statement, they're sharing what they know about how he died. TheMore >>
In a newly released statement, the family of Marco McMillian, the murdered mayoral candidate, is sharing what they know about how he died. More >>
(WMC-TV) – Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the killing of a North Mississippi mayoral candidate. Lawrence Reed has been formally charged in the murder of Marco McMillian.
It's possible that if it wasn't for Reed crashing McMillian's car into Chris Talley's truck, potential answers may have taken much longer.
"There's a killer off the street," Talley said. "I don't know if it was fate that I did it, I didn't mean to do it."
Talley somehow walked away from the crash, and remembers Reed being hurt, but conscious.
"I never really got a look at him," he said. "He was so mangled up in the back of that vehicle when I got a good look at him."
Talley remembers a deputy telling him that Reed admitted to the murder while on the scene.
"The other driver of the vehicle that hit me told a deputy on the scene that he had murdered somebody the night before and he had dumped the body beside a lake," Talley explained.
Wednesday morning, investigators found McMillian's body west of town near the levees. It wasn't by a lake, but the coroner says there was standing water around.
While Talley waits on more facts to surface, he's also counting his blessings.
"I had an angel riding with me," he said. "He got a killer off the street, and I'm safe and that's all that matters."
The Coahoma County Sheriff's office is refusing to release the reasons leading to Reed's charge. But we know McMillian's SUV is in custody at the sheriff's office, likely so investigators can see if there are clues to the murder inside the vehicle.
Reed was still hospitalized at the Med Thursday night. There's no word when he will be released or what he will plead to the murder charge.
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:35:57 GMT
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
Clinton Police Department's Interim Chief Mike Warren said upon further investigation, it appears an disagreement over a woman may have led to the death of a Jackson man.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at...More >>
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:20:30 GMT
An accident combined with interstate roadwork causes headaches for motorists Saturday afternoon in Rankin county. Traffic was practically brought to a standstill on I-20 in Pearl at the Airport Road exitMore >>
An accident combined with interstate roadwork causes headaches for motorists Saturday afternoon in Rankin County.More >>
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