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Bostic Sentenced to Life for Capital Murder

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 26-year-old man was found guilty of capital murder on Tuesday in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Micah Bostic was found guilty by a jury after a trial that spanned several days. Circuit Court Judge Paul Funderburk sentenced Bostic to life in prison without parole. Bostic was found guilty of capital murder […]

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Names Released in Ramer First-Degree Murder Case

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The McNairy County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the victims and suspects involved in a fatal shooting in Ramer, Tenn. last week. The incident was reported early Friday at 112 Ramer Selmer Road. One person was found deceased at the scene, and two others were injured. […]

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Corinth Mother Whose Son Was Killed Says Violence Must Stop

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A mother sat on the front porch of a Scales Street residence Tuesday afternoon and mourned the loss of her son who was killed Saturday night in Corinth. “He visited me every day,” said Pamela Gardner Taylor of her firstborn son Donald Taylor, 35. “Donald was a loving […]

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Life Sentence for Corinth Teen Charged With Store Clerk’s Murder

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An 18-year-old Corinth man was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder on Friday afternoon in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Brooklyn Traylor pleaded guilty to the Feb. 1, 2016 shooting death of Corinth store clerk Kris Ledlow. Ledlow, 43, was shot numerous times at the MAPCO gas […]

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Corinth Teen Charged With Capital Murder Competent to Stand Trial, Judge Rules

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth teen charged with capital murder is “fully competent” to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday morning in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Brooklyn Traylor underwent a psychological evaluation to help determine his competence to stand trial. Records from the youth court, the East Mississippi State Hospital and […]

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Motion Made to Suppress Statements in Corinth Murder Case

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A motion to suppress statements that a capital murder suspect made after invoking his right to an attorney was taken under advisement by a circuit court judge Friday in Alcorn County. Micah Bostic is charged with capital murder in connection with the death of 43-year-old store clerk Kris […]

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Psychiatric Evaluation Granted for Corinth Teen Charged With Store Clerk’s Murder

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth teen charged with capital murder will undergo a psychiatric evaluation after a judge in Alcorn County granted a motion Thursday morning. Brooklyn Traylor, 18, is charged with the February 2016 murder of store clerk Kris Ledlow, 43, who worked at the MAPCO gas station on U.S. […]

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Alcorn County Man Who Was Shot to Death Remembered as ‘Helpful’

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County man who was shot and killed was a “helpful” person, a woman said. “He’s always been a helpful, good person to everybody in the neighborhood,” said Jamie Robertson, who resides just down County Road 600 from where Scotty Settlemires, 44, lived in the Kossuth area. […]

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VIDEO: Alcorn County Murder Suspects Taken to Court by Sheriff’s Office

Below is a video of Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell, investigator Caleb Marolt (in black shirt), and investigator Adam Rencher (in red shirt) leading murder suspects Kenji Harris, 19, (in front) and Eareon Williams, 21, to court Tuesday. Harris and Williams are charged with the murder of 44-year-old Alcorn County resident Scotty Settlemires whose body […]

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Alcorn County Murder Suspects Appear in Court

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two Corinth men charged with murder appeared in Alcorn County Justice Court Tuesday. Kenji Harris, 19, and Eareon Williams, 21, each had bond set at $1 million apiece by Judge Jimmy McGee. Becky Krech, 34, also of Corinth, was charged with accessory after the fact to murder and […]

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Fatal Shooting to Bring Murder Charges for Two Corinth Men, Sheriff Says

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Staff Reports Two Corinth men will be charged with murder in the shooting death of a 44-year-old man, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Kenji D. Harris, 19, of Gaines Road, and Eareon Q. Williams, 21, Sawyer Road, will be charged with murder, the sheriff said. Becky L. Krech, 34, Miller Road, is being charged with accessory […]

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Identity of Murder Victim Determined, Coroner Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The identity of a man whose body was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds has been determined, according to Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones. The deceased has been identified as Jorge Olivera, 37, Jones said. Olivera lived in Corinth, and his death will be ruled a homicide, Jones said. […]

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Corinth Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

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A Corinth man pleaded guilty to second degree murder and will spend the next 30 years in prison. Amartrie Jamar Moss, 18, entered the plea Friday before Circuit Court Judge Thomas Gardner. The plea deal was approved by the victim’s mother, who spoke to Moss before he was sentenced. “Any murder case is tough on […]

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Corinth Police Chief, Mother Spar Over Crime Scene Surveillance Video

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A murder suspect’s mother and the Corinth police chief are at odds over a surveillance video from the crime scene. The mother, Mary Cummings of Corinth, said she saw about a 30-second segment of the video and that her son is not on it. But Police Chief Ralph […]

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Second Suspect Arrested in Murder of Store Clerk

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Corinth store clerk, Police Chief Ralph Dance told reporters Wednesday. The suspect, Micah Bostic of Corinth, was picked up in Ripley by the Ripley Police Department, Dance said. Bostic is charged with capital murder. Kris […]

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