Alcorn County News

Alcorn County man indicted on nationally infamous murder

An Alcorn County man was indicted on capital murder and sexual battery charges in the 1990 Labor Day murders featured on CBS 48 Hours.

Michael Wayne Devaughn, of Rienzi, was indicted on the charges stemming from the Sept. 3, 1990 death and sexual assault of Betty Jones as well as the sexual assault of Kathryn Crigler in Oktibbeha County.

DNA evidence linked him to the crime. He is being held on $10 million bond on the murder charge, according to the Oktibbeha County Jail.

Devaughn was originally arrested in October for these charges.

Jon R Myers

Jon R Myers is he executive editor of the Mississippi New Group, the largest digital only media company in Mississippi.

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