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Man charged in Alcorn County double murder

Michael Meeks (Source: Alcorn County Sheriff's Department) Michael Meeks (Source: Alcorn County Sheriff's Department)
Jeannette Gray (Source: Family) Jeannette Gray (Source: Family)
Wayne Williams (Source: Facebook) Wayne Williams (Source: Facebook)

One man is now charged in connection with the double murder that happened in Alcorn County over the weekend.

Michael Meeks is charged with two counts of capital murder. He's being held in jail without bond.

A neighbor found the bodies of Jeannette Gray and Wayne Williams. Investigators believe they had been shot in Gray's house, which is located along County Road 171. The couple had been dead for a couple of days before the neighbor found them.

"Both of the doors on her house were open, like they were airing it out or whatever," said a neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous out of fear for her safety. "We'd like to know what happened or what actually happened, you know. She was a good lady."

Meeks is accused of killing Gray and her boyfriend, then taking off in her truck. Investigators say there was an argument before the shooting.

Neighbor Virginia Hill and her husband still have plenty of questions after learning Meeks was found with Gray's car in Alabama with a weapon that may have been used in the murder.

"Well usually it's pretty quiet, not too much going on," Hill said. "I do worry a little bit about drugs a little further north from here."

Meeks was related to Gray's late husband and had been known to stay with Gray once in a while after her husband died.

Gray's family members are still too shaken up to talk. Meanwhile, neighbors want to know what started the fight that ended with gunfire on a normally quiet county road.

"I'm sad for the family and all that stuff, but I'd like to know what happened to her, you know, why it happened," said Gray's neighbor.

The Alcorn County homicide is not related to the double murder that occurred at a Corinth, Mississippi apartment on Saturday night.

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