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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 04:37 PM

Marco McMillian Death: Slain Miss. mayoral candidate was beaten and burned, family says

Source: CBS/Associated Press

March 4, 2013 4:12 PM
Marco McMillian Death: Slain Miss. mayoral candidate was beaten and burned, family says

CBS/AP) JACKSON, Miss. - The body of a slain Mississippi mayoral candidate was beaten and burned, his family said Monday.

Marco McMillian, 34, was a candidate for mayor of Clarksdale. His body was found Wednesday near the Mississippi River levee. Lawrence Reed, 22, has been charged with his murder.

Carter Womack, McMillian's godfather, said the Coahoma County coroner informed him that McMillian was beaten and burned. The coroner declined to comment.

A person with direct knowledge of the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press that McMillian had bruises and there were burns on at least part of his body. The person wasn't authorized to publicly comment and spoke on condition of anonymity.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57572396-504083/marco-mcmillian-death-slain-miss-mayoral-candidate-was-beaten-and-burned-family-says/

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Reply Marco McMillian Death: Slain Miss. mayoral candidate was beaten and burned, family says (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 2013 OP
a kennedy Mar 2013 #1
Zoeisright Mar 2013 #2
bluedigger Mar 2013 #3
Zoeisright Mar 2013 #10
bluedigger Mar 2013 #11
Zoeisright Mar 2013 #12
nolabear Mar 2013 #4
Whoopdedoo Mar 2013 #5
graham4anything Mar 2013 #6
Ptah Mar 2013 #7
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2013 #8
graham4anything Mar 2013 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 04:40 PM

1. What the h*ll is wrong with people.....

this is just so sad...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 04:48 PM

2. That was a fucking hate crime.

Find the assholes who did this and give them the death penalty.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 04:59 PM

3. Probably not.

The perp is already in custody and was a known associate of the victim.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 09:26 PM

10. I don't give a fuck if it was someone he knew or not.

Killing someone and burning their body - someone who was a DOUBLE minority - is a fucking hate crime.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 09:31 PM

11. Sure, as long as you are willing to disregard motive.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 02:41 AM

12. READ this:

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/03/04/1671551/family-openly-gay-mayoral-candidate-was-beaten-set-on-fire-and-dumped-near-a-river/

There's a fucking motive for you. The family thinks it was a hate crime. They know more about it than you do. Buh bye.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:15 PM

4. No, it was someone he knew. Wait for more details before we get inappropriately upset.

And so we can get appropriately upset. The poor man deserves some grieving. Such a loss.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 05:17 PM

5. His killer is in the hospital

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 06:11 PM

6. I think it either was a hate crime or a political asssassination, or a serial killer

 

Possibly a professional style hit done not to look like it.

This story is now a few days old, and it gets more bizarre.

Much background would be needed.

(and just becauase he was caught, does not eliminate all 4 of those possiblities

One thing is certain from earlier articles on this is that his candidacy was not welcome by some there.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 06:14 PM

7. Covered all the bases there.

a hate crime or
a political asssassination,
or a serial killer
Possibly a professional style hit

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 06:17 PM

8. ...or a romantic enganglement gone bad.

There seems to be some evidence for that, unlike political assassinations, serial killers, or mob hit men.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 06:23 PM

9. yeah, and it was a shame William Colby died from a lovers quarrel too

 

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