Mississippi: Ex-lawmaker killed near home of slain relative

Mississippi: Ex-lawmaker killed near home of slain relative

6/15/2021 7:00:00 AM

Mississippi: Ex-lawmaker killed near home of slain relative

A former Mississippi lawmaker has been found shot to death in a rural area outside the burned home where her sister-in-law was found dead after Christmas

Henley was a teacher before she was elected to the state House, and she often took her young son to the state Capitol during legislative sessions. She sought a second term in November 2019 and lost by 14 votes to a Democrat. Henley challenged the outcome, saying she believed she had found voting irregularities. A committee in the Republican-controlled House held a hearing and denied Henley's petition to overturn the election result.

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Republican state Rep. Dan Eubanks of DeSoto County wrote in aFacebookpost Monday that he was heartbroken and angry about Henley's death.“What an absolute loss to our state, county, me personally, and most importantly her dear family,” Eubanks wrote. “Please pray for her husband and son and their extended family….and that God’s justice will be served on those responsible.”

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