Cop accused of murder moved to another jail after questions of favoritism surface
Published 9:38 am Friday, August 23, 2019
A former Mississippi police officer accused of killing a woman is being moved to another jail after a picture showed him unguarded outside his cell.
Lafayette County District Attorney Ben Creekmore tells WTVA-TV that authorities are moving Matthew Kinne from the Panola County jail to another jail Creekmore declined to name.
Kinne is charged with murder in the May 20 death of 32-year-old Dominique Clayton. She had been shot in the head. Her relatives say the two were romantically involved.
The picture appears to show Kinne standing at a counter inside the jail eating, with no guards around and without restraints.
Creekmore isn’t saying where Kinne will be housed, saying officials don’t want other inmates to know Kinne is a former officer.
Grand jurors could consider indicting Kinne next week.