Grand jury indicts former Oxford police officer on capital murder charge

Matthew Kinne and Dominique Clayton

A Lafayette County grand jury handed up a capital murder indictment against a one-time Oxford police officer accused of shooting and killing a woman in her home.

Posted: Aug 30, 2019 6:47 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) — A Lafayette County grand jury handed up a capital murder indictment against a one-time Oxford police officer accused of shooting and killing a woman in her home.

The indictment against Matthew Kinne was revealed Friday. 

Capital murder is when a killing happens while commtting another crime, and in this instance, Kinne is accused of burglarizing the home of Dominique Clayton as well as fatally shooting her in May.

Her family said Kinne and Clayton were in a relationship.

Kinne was recently moved to another jail after a photo surfaced on social media showing him casually standing outside his cell at the jail in Panola County.

Clayton family attorney Carlos Moore said the family is pleased with the indictment and hopes a jury will give him the death penalty.

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