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December 11, 2012
The case against a man accused of a brutal triple murder is moving forward.
41 year old Craig Garber is charged in the stabbing deaths of Michelle Pinkowski, her mother Marylea Jordan, and her 14 year old son Jonathan Culpepper.
The triple homicide occured on September 2, 2012 in Bellevue.
Garber waived his right to appear at Tuesday's preliminary hearing.
Judge Sue Evans heard testimony from a neighbor who said that Pinkowski's nine year old daughter ran to his home saying her grandmother was being killed.
Officer William Caillouette testified that Garber answered the door of the home on Beech Bend Drive covered in blood. Police believe he stabbed himself after allegedly murdering the family members.
Judge Sue Evans decided the case should move forward. A grand jury will now determine if Garber should be indicted for the crime.
Prosecutors may chose to seek the death penalty in this case, however, it's still too early to make that decision.
Craig Garber remains in the Metro Jail.
Tuesday, December 11 2012, 07:36 PM CST
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
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