Sex offender gets life sentence in slaying of Brandon neighbor

October 28, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life plus 55 years in prison in the 2012 strangling death of a Brandon woman that prompted state lawmakers to pass new legislation for dealing with some convicted sex offenders.

Authorities say Cortrell Rose, 32, used a fake Jackson address to register as a sex offender after being released from prison last year, but was living next door to 59-year-old Lenora Patsy Edhegard in Brandon when he broke in and killed her…

Woman’s body found; suspect arrested

September 28, 2012 in News, Statewide News

The body of a 59-year-old Brandon woman feared kidnapped has been found near Tougaloo College in Madison County, and police say her alleged assailant is jailed on murder charges.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey tells The Clarion-Ledger Lenora Patsy Edhegard was found dead Tuesday night. He didn’t give details on her cause of death.