Wayne County man formally charged with capital murder - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Wayne County man formally charged with capital murder


Gerangie  Cooper of Quitman made his first appearance in Wayne County Court Wednesday morning. He is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 24-year-old Charles Giles.

Giles body was found with a bullet wound to the head Tuesday morning on a dirt road off Eucutta-Shubuta RD.

Cooper is also charged with armed robbery, arson, and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Sheriff Darryl Woodson says the motive for murder was robbery and says the suspect had no prior connection to the victim

Bond was set at five-million-dollars for the capital murder charge and $500,000 for each of the other three charges.  

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