Family of slain mayoral candidate: Marco McMillian’s murder was a hate crime

6cedmf Family of slain mayoral candidate: Marco McMillian’s murder was a hate crime

6cedmf Family of slain mayoral candidate: Marco McMillian’s murder was a hate crime

The family of Marco McMillian has called on local authorities to investigate the gay, African American mayoral candidate’s death as a hate crime, but the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department “isn’t exploring that option,” according to spokesman Will Rooker.McMillian was running for mayor of his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi when he went missing last week. His body was beaten, dragged and set on fire before being found by a levee, according to his family. “We feel that this was not a random act of violence, based on the condition of the body when it was found,” they said in a statement. “Marco, nor anyone, should have their lives end in this manner.”Marco McMillian’s godfather, Carter Womack, also told NBC News that, before his death, McMillian “was very concerned about his safety; people had tried to talk him out of the race. The family feels this ought to be investigated a hate crime.”Continue Reading…

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Family of slain mayoral candidate: Marco McMillian’s murder was a hate crime


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