DA looks at new evidence in killing of Macon clerk

Jonathan Shumaker (Source: Winston Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Jonathan Shumaker (Source: Winston Co. Sheriff's Dept.)(WTOK)
Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 3:08 PM CST
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A Mississippi prosecutor says he's re-examining a capital murder case after new evidence shows the man charged might not have been at the scene when a gas station attendant was killed in 2015.

District Attorney Scott Colom says he will ask a judge to release 28-year-old Jonathan Shumaker on bond while Colom's office hires a private investigator to gather more information.

The Commercial Dispatch reports Colom will also ask that three other suspects be released on bond.

Shumaker has been jailed since March 2015, days after 28-year-old Kristopher Haywood was shot to death at work in Macon.

Colom says evidence in the case includes cellphone recordings of Shumaker rapping with other people in another town five minutes after the 911 call reporting Haywood had been killed.

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