Witness in Yazoo Murder Trial Fatally Shot

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Yazoo City, Miss.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has joined the investigation into the shooting death of man scheduled to testify in a murder trial in Yazoo City.

Police Major Tilmon Clifton says the body of 28-year-old Perry Hollins was found inside an overturned car on a city street Monday. Authorities say Hollins had been shot in the head.

Prosecutors say Hollins was to testify in the trial of Jelani Miles that began Tuesday in Yazoo County Circuit Court. A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday due to incidents surrounding the case

Miles is charged with murder in the October of 2011 fatal shooting of Cortez Tate. Tate was shot while he was in a vehicle. Prosecutors say Hollins was in the vehicle with Tate.

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