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Woman pleads guilty in husband's cooking oil death

A Mississippi woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday in the death of her husband, who died in 2006 after being doused with hot cooking oil.

Hancock County Circuit Court Clerk Karen Ruhr said Edna Mae Sanders, 52, is set for sentencing April 15 in the county’s Circuit Court. Manslaughter in Mississippi carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison, though judges have discretion in sentencing and she’s likely to get credit for time served.

Prosecutors said Sanders poured the oil on Sherman Sanders, 53, while he was asleep at their house in Diamondhead in south Mississippi on July 27, 2006. He died several days later. […]


Hot oil murder case moved out of Hancock County

A judge has ordered a change of venue for the re-trial of Edna Mae Sanders and issued a gag order in the case of her husband’s death after she doused him with hot cooking oil.

Circuit Court Judge Larry Bourgeois has ordered the trial moved from Hancock County to Jones County. The trial will start April 15. […]