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Mississippi man arrested for murder of nuns

August 29, 2016

Police in Mississippi have arrested a man and charged him with the murder of two women religious on August 25.

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Rodney Early Sanders reportedly confessed to killing Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, who had been working at a medical clinic. They were found at their home in Durant, Mississippi, where they had evidently died of stabbing wounds.

Law-enforcement officials did not provide a motive for the killings, but said that robbery was the "least likely" explanation. 

Sanders could face the death penalty if convicted of the crime. 


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