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Manhunt continues for suspected murderer

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Michael Wright has plenty of family in Batesville, and his mother wants him to give up. Michael Wright has plenty of family in Batesville, and his mother wants him to give up.
statewide manhunt continues for a man wanted in two murders. statewide manhunt continues for a man wanted in two murders.

(WMC-TV) - A statewide manhunt continues for a man wanted in two murders.

Investigators across the state of Mississippi are on the lookout for an accused killer out on bond who they believe killed again. Michael Wright has plenty of family in Batesville, and his mother wants him to give up.

"I want to know what is he running for," said mother, Sarah Wright. "Son, come to mama, and I want to pray for you, and let's have a prayer together."

It all started around Christmas last year when Wright allegedly killed a woman from the Jackson, Mississippi area. Her body was found in Panola County where Wright is from originally.

He made bail on a half-million dollar bond. Police near Jackson believe he killed again. His mother does not believe a word of it.

"I have a weak heart just thinking about that. I can't hardly bear it during the day about it, because it really is hurting me bad," said Sarah.

Sarah is praying for both families. Her son was in Panola County just a few weeks ago when he asked for a public defender.

The judge denied his request after he made bail for such a high bond. Sheriff Dennis Darby is on alert in case Wright comes back to see one of his relatives for help.

Sarah just wants her son to stop running so she can stop worrying.

"Being a mother, I am really hurting and aching. I can't sleep hardly. I'm just so worried that I would get a call," she said.

Deputies in Panola County are in constant contact with investigators near Jackson, who thought they had Wright cornered in a rural area, but he still has not been found. He is considered armed and dangerous if you know anything call police.

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