Murder-suicide confirmed in deaths of couple and child in Lee County

March 29, 2013 in Top Stories

A coroner has confirmed that two adults and a 13-year-old girl found shot to death in a home in Lee County Tuesday were the victims of a murder-suicide. The bodies of 55-year-old Wiley Young, 46-year-old Danica McCord and her daughter, Destiny McCord were discovered around 8:30 a.m. March 26.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said an officer with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks arrived at the residence on County Road 49 and found the victims after efforts to contact them had failed.

Unconfirmed reports said the officer was Young’s adult son.

Ex-judge pleads guilty to rape charge

November 14, 2012 in News, Statewide News

A former Wayne County Justice Court judge has pleaded guilty to a rape charge.

Billy T. Bonner entered the plea in Wayne County Circuit Court. Sentencing is scheduled for the March of 2013 term of court.