Man Charged in Beating Death

By: George McDonald
By: George McDonald

Lorenzo Kent Wallace, 21, of Neshoba County has been indicted in the death of Bennie Stafford, also of Neshoba.

Stafford's body was found lying along the side a road on the Choctaw reservation last week.

Officials with the FBI said results of an autopsy on the body suggests "blunt force trauma to the head" as the cause of death.

Wallace faces a charge of voluntary manslaughter, which carries a possible sentence of up to $250,000 in fines and/or up to 10 years in prison.

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