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Man charged in slaying of Miss. mayoral candidate

February 28, 2013 • National News


This Jan. 20, 2007 photo shows Marco McMillian, 34, a candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Miss., who was found dead on the Mississippi River levee Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 between Sherard and Rena Lara, Miss. Authorities say the case is being investigated as a homicide. McMillian had served as international executive director of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. His campaign said he may have been the first openly gay man to be a viable candidate for public office in Mississippi. (AP Photo/The Clarksdale Press Register, Troy Catchings)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A 22-year-old man was charged with murder Thursday in the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate, whose body was found near a river levee in the Mississippi Delta this week.

The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that Lawrence Login to read more

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