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Sheriff: Murder charges for man who shot wife's protectors

A Mississippi man faces murder charges after officials say he shot and killed two other men in a domestic dispute.

Posted: Mar 5, 2019 9:50 AM

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man faces murder charges after officials say he shot and killed two other men in a domestic dispute.

The Natchez Democrat reports Jonathan Beach is jailed without bail in Adams County. Beach's lawyer declined to comment Monday.

Beach is charged with killing 34-year-old Jason Haley and 31-year-old Troy Whittington on Friday.

Officials say Beach's estranged wife, Ashley Beach, asked Haley and Whittington to come over. She told sheriff's deputies someone installed video cameras inside and outside her house without permission, believing Johnathan Beach responsible.

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said deputies were called again when Jonathan Beach returned. Before they arrived, Patten says Beach shot Haley and Whittington, who were also armed. Patten says they sought to protect Ashley Beach and others locked in a bedroom.

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