Miss. drive-by shooting court case delayed - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Miss. drive-by shooting court case delayed

Derica Patterson was killed during a Christmas Day shooting in Marshall County, photo courtesy victim's family. Derica Patterson was killed during a Christmas Day shooting in Marshall County, photo courtesy victim's family.

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -  A preliminary hearing Wednesday for three men charged in the Christmas Day shooting death of a 16-year-old Memphis, Tenn., girl has been canceled.

Jimmy Warren, a spokesman for the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, says no new date has been set for the hearing in justice court. Warren says the delay was "due to a death in the court family."

Rico Fleming, 22, and Corey Albright, 31, both of Rossville, Tenn., and a 16-year-old juvenile are each charged with one count of murder and multiple counts of drive-by shooting.

All three are being held without bond.

The drive-by shooting took place shortly before 3 a.m. Christmas Day along U.S. Highway 72 just west of Slayden in Marshall County. Patterson died on the scene. Four others were wounded and one was unhurt.

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