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No bail for former Oxford police officer accused of killing woman

Matthew Kinne and Dominique Clayton

A judge denied bond Friday for the former Oxford police officer charged with murder in the death of a mother of four.

Posted: May 24, 2019 5:35 PM
Updated: May 24, 2019 7:11 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) — A judge denied bond Friday for the former Oxford police officer charged with murder in the death of a mother of four.

Circuit Judge John Gregory signed the order concerning Matthew Kinne, 38, who was in a romantic relationship with Dominique Clayton, 32, according to her family.

Her body was found Sunday inside her home on the east side of the city. Her family said she had been shot in the back of the head while sleeping. Law enforcement has not revealed such specifics in its investigation of her death.

Clayton family attorney Carlos Moore said during a news conference Friday outside the Lafayette County Courthouse that Kinne's attorney agreed not to seek bail for the defendant.

Moore also said Kinne should be charged with capital murder instead of murder. His assumption is that Kinne commited another violent crime getting into the home since Clayton was apparently asleep. A second violent felony would lead to a capital murder charge.

Meanwhile, the state attorney general's office has sent three investigators to see if it can assist with the case. Attorney General Jim Hood also is inviting the FBI to help with the investigation.

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