Charges Added in Ole Miss Track Star Slaying

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The man charged in the death of Ole Miss track star Rodney Lockhart has been indicted for the third time in the 2007 slaying.

District Attorney Ben Creekmore said the latest indictment charges Christian Bonner with 15 counts of wire fraud. Prosecutors allege Bonner's use of Lockhart's debit card constitutes illegal wire transactions.

Prosecutors say Bonner was robbing Lockhart when he allegedly shot him in the head in September 2007.

Bonner is charged with capital murder and could face the death penalty if convicted.

The wire-fraud indictment, unsealed this week, said Bonner used the debit card the same day Lockhart's body was found.

Bonner faces a maximum 75 years in prison and $150,000 in fines if found guilty of the new charges.


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