HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - Two of three suspects in the Christmas Day shooting death of a 16-year-old Memphis, Tenn., girl have waived their preliminary hearing in Marshall County Justice Court.
Cory Albright and a 16-year-old juvenile waived their hearings before Justice Court Judge Earnest Cunningham. Cunningham would otherwise have examined evidence to determine whether the case was worthy of being presented to a grand jury.
A third suspect, Rico Fleming, who was arrested by U.S. marshals in St. Louis, Mo., more than two weeks after the killing, had appeared earlier in circuit court.
The three are each charged with one count of murder and multiple counts of drive-by shooting.
Authorities tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that they hope to convene a special grand jury as soon as March to hear the case.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com