Local Charged in Murder

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A Meridian man is charged with capital murder in the deaths of an elderly Itawamba County couple.

Robert King Clay, 33, was arrested in the shootings this weekend.

Authorities say robbery appears to be the motive for the killings of 85-year-old Eddie Crane, 85, and his wife, Fay Crane, 81, who were found dead at their home Saturday.

Sheriff Leon Hayes said the couple appeared to die from gunshot wounds, but an autopsy was ordered to verify cause of death.