The investigation into an April 1997 murder in Jasper County has finally led to an arrest in the case.
Forty-six-year-old Anthony Mann is being charged with the violent death of Mary Brumfield, 68, of Louin, Miss. She was beaten to death with a heavy ceramic frog at her home.
Mann is currently incarcerated at the St. Clair, Ala., Correctional facility, where he's already serving a life sentence for a separate murder.
This is the third cold case solved by Mississippi's cold case unit since it formed about a year ago.
Crime lab work led to Mann's arrest, but authorities declined to comment on specific evidence that led them to Mann or if he is a suspect in other unsolved cases.
In 2002, Mann pleaded guilty to the 2000 beating death of 16-year-old Alesha Charles of Citronelle, Ala., when she refused to have sex with him in exchange for crack cocaine. He was arrested after telling his girlfriend about the murder during a drive back home to Sheridan, Ark.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.