Murder trial for Hattiesburg man begins Tuesday - - Jackson, MS

Murder trial for Hattiesburg man begins Tuesday

HATTIESBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The trial of a Hattiesburg man charged in a 2014 shooting death begins Tuesday. Ray Allen Thompson is accused of the April 27 shooting death of 38-year-old Oliver Griffin at a Hattiesburg apartment complex.
The Hattiesburg American reports
police responding to a report of gunshots fired, found Griffin on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thompson, who had been working as a courtesy officer at the apartment complex, told police he had responded to a domestic dispute that involved Griffin. The incident wound up in the parking lot, where Griffin was shot and killed. Thompson was charged with second degree murder.
He was booked into the Forrest County Jail, but was released April 28 on a $50,000 bond.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American,

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