Update 05/22/19 1:22 p.m.
No probable cause hearing was held for Oxford Officer Matthew Kinne since Circuit Judge Andrew Howorth determined one was not required since Officer Matthew Kinne was off-duty at the time of Dominique Clayton's killing.
Howorth also announced the bond hearing for the defendant would be delayed until next week at the earliest.
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OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA/AP) - An Oxford police officer is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday after he was charged with murder in connection with a woman’s death.
Matthew Kinne, a four-year veteran of the force, is expected to appear before Lafayette County Circuit Judge Andrew Howorth Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a probable cause hearing.
In Mississippi, before police officers, teachers and certain other people can be arrested for crimes committed while they are on duty, a prosecutor is supposed to present evidence of probable cause to a judge.
Howorth set a Wednesday hearing to consider whether that law applies, writing that state officials say Kinne "was not in performance of official duties as a law enforcement officer at the time of the alleged murder."
Kinne was arrested Monday night just one day after Dominique Clayton's body was found in her home on Suncrest Drive.
Family members said she had been shot in the head and that one of her children made the discovery.
Police said in a Tuesday news conference Kinne and Clayton were involved but did not elaborate.
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