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Testimony continues in Perry County murder trial

PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Testimony continued Thursday in New Augusta in the murder trial of Timothy Darrell Odom. 

Odom is accused of murdering Joseph Jody Lott in December of 2011.

Lott, 53, was found unresponsive in his Beaumont home. He later died at a hospital.

Odom's wife Christy has been charged as an accessory after the fact, and the victim's girlfriend, Holly Perkins was charged with aggravated assault.

The two women have yet to go on trial. The defendant has admitted to hitting Lott, but not killing him. The defense contends Lott was killed by being run over with a car driven by Lott's girlfriend.

The state contends the cause of death was strangulation.

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