Candidate’s murder case moved to Quitman Co.

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MARKS, Miss. (AP) – A man arrested in the death of Clarksdale, Miss., mayoral candidate Marco McMillian has been indicted on a charge of murder.

The circuit clerk’s office says Lawrence Reed was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Quitman County. No date has been set for Reed’s appearance in court.

A judge in Coahoma County issued an order in August moving the case against Reed to Quitman County, where McMillian was allegedly killed. Authorities say McMillian’s body was dumped near the levee in Coahoma County in February, doused with gasoline and set on fire.

Reed has been charged with murder and has been held without bond since his arrest.

Prosecutors say phone records indicate McMillian and Reed knew each other before the aspiring politician’s nude, battered body was found Feb. 27, 2013.

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