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Pike County murder suspects in court

Blake Thompson Blake Thompson
Greg Fortenberry Greg Fortenberry
Jasper Pittman Jasper Pittman
LeJerrious Perkins LeJerrious Perkins
PIKE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A preliminary hearing was held in Pike County Wednesday for three suspects charged in the death of Kenneth Thompson. Thompson's body was found August 19 in the woods near the Pleasant Grove Community.

Greg Antonio Fortenberry, Lejerrious Perkins and former Brookhaven police officer Jasper Pittman face several charges.     

Fortenberry and Perkins are both charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, arson and conspiracy to commit arson.     

Pittman is charged with accessory after the fact, sexual battery, arson, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit arson. Their cases have been turned over to a grand jury.     

Also charged in the case is 14-year-old Blake Thompson who did not appear in court Wednesday. He's being charged as an adult in his father's murder and is being held without bond.

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