Police make arrest in shooting death of Ole Miss athlete - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police make arrest in shooting death of Ole Miss athlete

In Mississippi, a man was charged Monday with capital murder in the shooting death of Rodney Lydale Lockhart, a University of Mississippi sprinter, police said.

Christian C. Bonner, 20, is accused of killing Lockhart, 20, who was found dead Sept. 29 at his apartment near campus, Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin said.

The junior psychology major was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. 1,600-meter relay team in the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing.

Bonner was being held without bail at the Lafayette County Detention Center. It was not known whether he had an attorney.

Martin declined to give to a motive in the shooting case, but he said Bonner knew the victim.

Bonner was not a student at the University of Mississippi, school spokesman Jeffrey Alford said.

 

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