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Decorated Vietnam War veteran charged with murdering neighbor

Photo courtesy of the Corinth Police Department

An elderly Mississippi Vietnam War veteran man is accused of killing his neighbor.

Corinth police charged 77-year-old Robert Allen with the murder of his neighbor, 74-year-old William Martin Lewis. Authorities say the veteran took Lewis’s life Thursday on South Tate Street, then fled the scene in a pickup truck.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol stopped him a short time later in Union County.

Allen received a $250,000 bond. A June 12 preliminary hearing has been set for the accused murderer.

Officers have yet to release a motive for the murder.

Allen served in the Vietnam War and is a recipient of four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart medal.

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