Police officer fired after being charged in connection to murder

MCCOMB, Mississippi (AP) — McComb Police Chief Greg Martin says a Brookhaven police officer, who was arrested in connection with a murder in Pike County Monday, had been fired by his department prior to his hiring in Brookhaven.

Brookhaven Police Chief Bobby Bell told The Daily Leader the arrest of the now former officer Jasper Cortez Pittman came as a shock to him. Pittman was arrested by Pike County authorities in the murder of 53-year-old Kenneth Thompson…. […]

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Pardoned Miss. murderers to remain free for now

(AP) JACKSON, Miss – Four convicted murderers pardoned by outgoing Mississippi governor Haley Barbour will remain free at least until a hearing on February 3, reports CNN.  Eight of the convicted murderers pardoned by Barbour […]