Rodney Earl Sanders (Left), charged with stabbing death of Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held, two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi
Rodney Earl Sanders, charged with stabbing death of two beloved nuns in rural Mississippi
Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, was charged in the deaths of Sisters Paula Merrill and Margaret Held in a crime that has shocked America
A cop found the bodies, Thursday after the two 68-year-old nurse practitioners didn’t report to work
Authorities yet to release motive and if Sanders has any connection to the women
Suspect charged with two counts of capital murder
Convicted robber Rodney Earl Sanders, charged with stabbing death of two nuns
A man has been arrested in the stabbing deaths of two nuns whose bodies were found in their home in rural Mississippi, authorities said.
Sister Margaret Held
Sister Paula Merrill
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According to Lt. Colonel Jimmy Jordan, director of MBI, ‘Sanders was developed as a person of interest early on in the investigation,’After an investigation that included the sheriff’s department and the attorney general’s office, “this heinous crime has been resolved,” he said. No additional information was provided
Sanders appears to have been released from prison last December after serving nine months for a felony conviction for driving under the influence, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections. He also did prison time from the mid 1980s to early 1990s for armed robbery, records show.