Trial date set for capital murder charge against Marion County - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Trial date set for capital murder charge against Marion County man

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) -

A trial date has been set for a Marion County man charged with 2 counts of capital murder in 2012.

33-year-old Thomas Ray Nichols, pictured right, is set to stand trial on July 7, for the deaths of Gerald and Rebecca Hutson on June 9, 2012.

Nichols was arrested along with Hutson's son Shawn Bradley Louge, pictured left, following a day long manhunt by Marion County authorities in June 2012.

Louge is suspected of murdering his parents with a twelve guage shotgun at the family residence at 105 County Line Road. Nichols who was at the scene claims he had no knowledge of Louge's intentions leading up to the murder. Both men were charged with two counts of capital murder in the days following the event.

According to 15th District Attorney Hal Kittrell, Louge filed for a psychiatric evaluation which would have him sent to the Mississippi State Mental Health Hospital at Whitfield. It could take up to a year before Louge could be admitted to the hospital making a trial date difficult to set.

Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • "Stars of HOPE" painted in Columbia for KC-130 crash site

    "Stars of HOPE" painted in Columbia for KC-130 crash site

    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-07-24 00:35:06 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    On July 10, 2017, 16 servicemen were killed when a KC-130 crashed in a soybean field in Leflore County.  The plane flew out of Cherry Point, North Carolina on its way to deliver personnel and equipment to the Naval Air Field El Centro, California when it went down in Mississippi.  15 U.S. Marines and one Navy Corpsman were killed.

    More >>

    On July 10, 2017, 16 servicemen were killed when a KC-130 crashed in a soybean field in Leflore County.  The plane flew out of Cherry Point, North Carolina on its way to deliver personnel and equipment to the Naval Air Field El Centro, California when it went down in Mississippi.  15 U.S. Marines and one Navy Corpsman were killed.

    More >>
  • Players of the Pine Belt: Thomas Holford

    Players of the Pine Belt: Thomas Holford

    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:37:44 GMT
    Players of the Pine Belt: PSC O-lineman Thomas HolfordPlayers of the Pine Belt: PSC O-lineman Thomas Holford
    Thomas Holford and his teammates were none too pleased with the way the most successful season in Presbyterian Christian School football history came to an end last fall. The Saints fell 24-21 to Jackson Preparatory School in the Division AAAA semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools playoffs, ruining an undefeated season and the dream of the program’s first state championship. “As team, we’re still mad, and we’ve been working really h...More >>
    Thomas Holford and his teammates were none too pleased with the way the most successful season in Presbyterian Christian School football history came to an end last fall. The Saints fell 24-21 to Jackson Preparatory School in the Division AAAA semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools playoffs, ruining an undefeated season and the dream of the program’s first state championship. “As team, we’re still mad, and we’ve been working really h...More >>
  • Miss Hospitality 2017 crowned in Hattiesburg

    Miss Hospitality 2017 crowned in Hattiesburg

Powered by Frankly