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Second man arrested in shooting death of Mississippi pastor

Bernard Randall | Photo: Jackson Police Department

A second man has been charged in the shooting death of a Mississippi pastor killed Sunday morning while unlocking his small church.

Posted: Jan 15, 2019 1:03 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second man has been charged in the shooting death of a Mississippi pastor killed Sunday morning while unlocking his small church.

Jackson Police spokesman Sgt. Roderick Holmes says police arrested 23-year-old Bernard Randall late Monday and charged him with capital murder. Randall is also charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault in a convenience store robbery last week.


Marquez Hamilton | Photo: Jackson Police Department

Police on Sunday arrested 22-year-old Marquez Hamilton and charged him with capital murder.

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The two are accused of confronting 62-year-old Anthony Longino early Sunday morning outside New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, shooting him, and stealing his pickup truck.

It's unclear if either man has a lawyer.

The shooting sparked new debate over crime in Mississippi's largest city, which saw homicides rise 30 percent in 2018 to a total of 84.

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