View Full Version : Mississippi police arrest man in killings of two nuns

08-28-2016, 06:43 PM
man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shocking killing that rocked the small town communities where the women served, authorities said.

Mississippi town in shock after two nuns murdered

Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, was charged in the deaths of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said late Friday. Both women were 68.

The women’s bodies were discovered Thursday after they failed to show up for work at a clinic in Lexington, Mississippi, about 10 miles from where they lived.

“Sanders was developed as a person of interest early on in the investigation,” Lt. Colonel Jimmy Jordan said in the statement.

Authorities said Sanders was being held in an undisclosed detention center pending a court appearance. They have not given any details on why they think Sanders killed the women or whether he knew them.

On Saturday, Strain told CBS News that authorities believe that robbery was the “least likely” motive for the killings and that a home invasion was also unlikely.


The motive is he was oppressed. However, he didn't have intent !

cadillac shark
08-29-2016, 06:29 AM
A black guy stabs two white Christians, whose whole lives were dedicated to helping give medical and other care to impoverished blacks for free.

On the same day kaepernick refuses to stand for The National Anthem 'because we oppress blacks.'

08-29-2016, 08:21 AM
Before anything was known, DU had a thread claiming the killer(s) had to be rightwing death-squad types (http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141558911). Even after the identity of the suspect became known some DU-folk were clinging to their favorite bogeyman, saying that the guy's motive isn't yet known.

08-29-2016, 09:17 AM
My guess for a motive is that the killer thought the sisters had access to drugs that he wanted.

08-29-2016, 09:56 AM
My guess for a motive is that the killer thought the sisters had access to drugs that he wanted.

And folks we have a winner.