A 42-year-old Petal man has been arrested and charged with the 1998 beating death of a Hattiesburg man, and authorities say he is also a prime suspect in the recent double murders of a Perry County woman and her son.
Randall Red Pittman is in the Forrest County Jail, charged with the 1998 beating death of 61-year-old Robert Moody. Moody was found dead inside his Collins Street home. Sources tell News Seven that during the investigation of this week's murders of 91-year-old S.I. Cochran and 67-year-old Charles Cochran of the Janice Community, Pittman became a prime suspect in that case.