Miss. town stunned by slaying of openly gay mayoral candidate; person of interest in custody

  • by: HOLBROOK MOHR , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 28, 2013 - 4:14 AM

JACKSON, Miss. - Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was nowhere to be found.

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