Capital murder trial set for Monday

Josh Presley
Staff Writer

The Clay County Circuit Court wrapped up the first week of its April term Friday, and will begin anew tomorrow with a variety of trials on the docket.
Charles Mullins, 19, of Starkville, will come before the court for capital murder. He was charged in connection with the death of a 2-month-old child in October 2014.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said in a previous statement released to media that 911 dispatch received a call on Oct. 8, 2014, requesting ambulatory services in regard to an injured child on Griffith Road in western Clay County.
He said emergency responders discovered Mullins’ daughter, Iriana Mullins, in critical condition. She was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point before being airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. According to a statement from the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, she was removed from a ventilator Oct. 10 and died later that day.
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