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Woman on trial for death of USM student

VICKSBURG, MS (AP) - A woman charged with murdering a 22-year-old University of Southern Mississippi student in his home almost eight years ago is scheduled for trial Monday in Lamar County Circuit Court, in Purvis.

Twenty-nine year old Jennifer Wardle is accused of shooting James Neal May in the head. He was found May 1, 2002, and his death was initially ruled a suicide.

Wardle was indicted in October 2007. She has been free on $100,000 bond.

May's father, James May of Vicksburg, say he and his wife, and Peggi May and relatives and friends will make the 140 mile trip to Purvis for the trial.

The state attorney general's office is prosecuting the case before Circuit Judge R.I. Prichard III.

May says his son was a college senior studying geographical information systems.

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