Alleged Jones County rapist denied request for separate trials

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A request to separate the trials for the alleged Jones County serial rapist has been denied.

Circuit Judge Billy Joe Landrum overruled the request of Miguel Oros' attorney to try him separately on each rape charge.

Oros will be tried on 12 indictments, including rape, sexual battery, and burglary.

On Tuesday, the state argued the cases are interwoven, they all happened on a Sunday night, with forcible entry, to women over the age of 70, and the DNA from each crime came from the same suspect.

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