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…