Oktibbeha grand jury indicts Rienzi man for 1990 Labor Day case

Michael DeVaughn | Photo: Starkville PD

Michael Devaughn is accused of killing Betty Jones and sexually assaulting Kathryn Crigler in 1990.

Posted: Jan 29, 2019 11:39 AM
Updated: Jan 30, 2019 2:52 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A grand jury indicted a Rienzi man for capital murder and sexual battery in connection to the infamous 1990 Labor Day case, reports the Starkville Daily News.

The Oktibbeha County grand jury recently indicted Michael Devaughn.

The crime happened on Sept. 3, 1990, at the home of Kathryn Crigler.

Devaughn is accused of entering the home and killing Betty Jones, as well as sexually assaulting Crigler.

Crigler later died.

Starkville police arrested Devaughn in October 2018 after extensive DNA testing.

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