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Second suspect arrested in Marion County double homicide

Nichols Nichols
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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A second suspect has been charged with capital murder in connection with the shotgun slayings of a Marion County couple.

Thomas Nichols, 35, has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Gerald and Rebecca Hutson who were found dead in their North County Line Road home near the Marion and Lamar county border early Wednesday morning.

The couple's son, Shawn Bradley Louge, 24, was arrested at a traffic stop in Pike County driving his mother's car on Thursday after a manhunt that lasted into Thursday evening.

Nichols was a passenger in the car at the time of Louge's arrest. Police said they found a 12 gauge shotgun in the car.

Authorities believe Louge was the shooter in the double homicide and that Nichols was at the scene.

Both men are expected to make their initial court appearances on Friday.

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