Police say accused shoplifter strangled his cellmate in Mississippi jail

Published 4:48 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Law enforcement authorities have charged a Mississippi man who was detained on shoplifting charges with murdering his cellmate.

Cameron Henderson, 20, was charged earlier this month with shoplifting and was being held in the same cell at the Clay County Jail as Dale Jerome O’Neal, who faced charges of trespassing and failure to appear in court.

O’Neal was found dead on the morning of March 15. His body was sent to the state crime lab where preliminary autopsy results ruled he had been killed by strangulation, Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott told WTVA News.

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Henderson is now being held without bond for the murder charge.