Accused priest killer could soon go before grand jury

Jeremy Manieri (Source: Mississippi Sex Offender Registry)
Jeremy Manieri (Source: Mississippi Sex Offender Registry)

JACKSON, MS (WAFB) - The man charged in the death of a priest and taking his car for a Disney vacation could soon see his case go before a grand jury.

Jeremy Manieri is accused of killing Fr. Ed Everitt in Mississippi.

Everitt served at a church in Hammond for some time.

Authorities said the priest was robbed an shot at a beach house in Waveland, MS in July.

They added Manieri did construction work at the home.

Manieri's attorney said he has "serious reservations" about his client getting a fair trial in Mississippi.

Attorney General Jim Hood released a political commercial in which Manieri was referred to as a cold-blooded killer.

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