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Capital murder suspect in Starkville Walmart shooting pleads not guilty

Tommy Chisholm being led into court Thursday (Logan Kirkland, Starkville Daily News)

A Kosciusko man accused of murdering a Starkville optometrist has pleaded not guilty on two felony charges.

Posted: Jul 24, 2018 10:48 PM
Updated: Jul 25, 2018 9:02 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A Kosciusko man accused of murdering a Starkville optometrist has pleaded not guilty on two felony charges.

Our news partner, the Starkville Daily News, reports that William 'Tommy' Chisholm pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Dr. Shauna Witt during his arraignment hearing Tuesday.

Chisholm is accused of shooting Witt at her optometry practice at the Walmart on Hwy 12 back in January.

Police initially arrested Chisholm for murder but then cited an underlying burglary charge resulting in the capital murder charge.

Chisholm is being held without bond. His next court appearance will be in October.

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