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Mississippi News Briefs: Deputy Charged With Murder, Elderly Lady Held Up

JACKSON, Miss.–Here are some stories happening in Mississippi right now:

DEPUTY CHARGED WITH MURDER
It was a fight over a basketball game and now Hinds County Deputy Joshua Adams is charged with murder. The Sunday game got unfriendly after a call by the ref, who was also a deputy, and the fight started inside, say Jackson Police. It’s when they took it outside that Adams punched Justin Griffin, a 25-year-old basketball coach, so hard that it sent him to the hospital. He died Monday afternoon.

DRUG RAID
Check out this drug bust in Marion County. 32 people rounded up over the weekend. The worst ones selling drugs near schools, says Sheriff Berkley Hall. Some of them had guns, some had illegal pills and some tried to bring drugs into the jail. Hall said they’ve been working this one out for about two years.

ELDERLY LADY HELD UP
Violence in the Queen City. Imagine your grandmother having a gun put in her face. The brazen doings of a youngster holding up an 85 year old woman being reported by Meridian TV station WTOK. She’s ok, but she’s afraid now. She got held up at her business. And gunshots hitting the juvenile center in Meridian Sunday night. Nobody hurt, but now there’s bullet holes to patch up.

TEXT MESSAGE MURDER TRIAL
It all started with text messages, now mom and son Mary and Forrest Johnson are on trial for muder in Wayne County. It happened in Dec. 2012 and dead is Belinda Walters. Testimony expected to start today.

ST LOUIS MAN MURDERS
In town for a funeral in West Point, Daryl Hamilton killed one man and shot another in Tupelo, say police there. He was in court Monday. Bond, $1 million.

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