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Three men indicted in Ole Miss student's death

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Zach McClendon, who was found dead at an apartment on County Road 140 in the College Hill community on December 17th. Zach McClendon, who was found dead at an apartment on County Road 140 in the College Hill community on December 17th.
OXFORD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Lafayette County grand jury has returned capital murder indictments against three men in the death of an Ole Miss graduate student in December.

We are told that Steven Matthew Wilbanks, 23, of North Carolina, Derrick Boone, 23, of Laurel and Joseph Lyons, 20, of Houston, Texas were indicted by a grand jury in February.

The three men are charged in the death of Zach McClendon, who was found dead at an apartment on County Road 140 in the College Hill community on December 17th.

According to court records, McClendon was shot in the head with a .12-gauge shotgun during a robbery.

The court records say the men then took McClendon's car and three textbooks. Both of the men were enrolled in the school at the time of their arrest.

Lyons was a former student. 

Officials tell us that all three are being held without bond in the Lafayette County jail.

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