Second suspect charged in pastor’s murder

Published 10:31 am Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Jackson Police have arrested a second suspect in Sunday’s murder of a pastor outside his church.

Police arrested Bernard Randall, 23, late Monday following a tip from a citizen, Jackson Police spokesman Roderick Holmes told media outlets.

Randall has been charged with capital murder in the killing of the Rev. Anthony Longino who was gunned down Sunday morning as he prepared for services at New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church.

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Randall also faces armed robbery and aggravated assault charges related to an incident last week, police reported.

Sunday night, police arrested Marques Hamilton, who police say confessed to his taking part in Longino’s murder.