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Crime & Courts

Bank robber not guilty by insanity

A man arrested for robbing an Oxford bank in 2010 was found not guilty Thursday by reason of insanity. (June 21, 2013, Page 2A)

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    Woman escapes robbery in parking lot

    The Oxford Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that allegedly occurred Wednesday night in the Walmart parking lot. (June 20, 2013, Page 2)

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      Sentencing date scheduled for Lynch

      A former Metro Narcotics head will be sentenced on July 15 for illegally obtaining prescription medications. (June 18, 2013, Page 2)

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        OPD to crack down on cyclists

        The Oxford Police Department will be taking a proactive response to increased complaints about bicyclists who are not following the laws of the road. (June 18, 2013, Page 2)

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          Murder suspects caught

          A man and woman wanted in connection with the shooting death of a local man were arrested Friday in Jackson, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. (June 17, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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            Autopsy: Benson killed by gunshot to chest

            Xavier Benson, 21, was killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to the autopsy report released Thursday. (June 14, 2013, Page 1A)

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              Pillault’s lawyer: School threats weren’t serious

              Roy Percy, lawyer of Joshua Brandon Pillault, posted a Notice of Offer of Stipulation explaining that Pillault’s online threats to Oxford High School should not be interpreted as more than careless joking. Pillault was arrested on Oct. 8, 2012 and charged with domestic terrorism after making these threats via online video game “Runescape”  to fellow players. (June 7, 2013, Page 8A)

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                Lynch’s Lawyer asks court for new date for sentencing

                Tony Farese, lawyer of former narcotics officer Searn Lynch, filed a motion Wednesday to delay Lynch’s June 24 sentence due to its conflict with another case the lawyer is involved with. Lynch was charged with obtaining prescription medicines by using deception in April. (June 7, 2013, Page 8A)

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                  Couple on Most Wanted list in death of 2-year-old

                  During a press conference in Oxford Monday, U.S. Marshal Dennis Erby of the North Mississippi District announced  Janet Barreto has been added to the U.S. Marshal’s 15 Most Wanted fugitive list and that a $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to her arrest and conviction. Barreto and her husband, Ramon, are wanted in connection with the death of a 2-year-old in 2008 in New Albany. (June 4, 2013, Page 2)

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                    Man appeals guilty plea

                    A Florida man is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn his guilty plea in an aggravated DUI case where he was involved in a wreck in 2011 that injured a female based on ineffectiveness of his attorney. Read about this and other cases handled during the April court term in the Lafayette County District Court. (May 15, 2013, Page 1, 6)

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