Former O. J. Simpson juror dead in apparent murder suicide - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Former O. J. Simpson juror dead in apparent murder suicide

The couple as they appeared on CNN The couple as they appeared on CNN

A Hattiesburg man who was once a juror in the O.J. Simpson murder trial and later wrote a book about his experience is dead, along with his wife in an apparent murder-suicide.

Hattiesburg police were called to the 100 block of Hillendale Drive about midnight Wednesday after family members were unable to contact 67-year-old Judith Kennedy. 

Police found Kennedy and her 65-year-old husband Tracy dead inside the house. The Kennedy's died of gunshot wounds, authorities said. There are reports two handguns were found near the bodies. It is not known how long the pair had been dead. It is also not known how long the Kennedy's had lived in Hattiesburg after retiring and moving south from California.

Tracy Kennedy was juror number 602 in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. According to court information, at the time he was a high school teacher. He was dismissed from the jury after apparently lying about having juror information on his notebook computer. 

Kennedy and his wife later co-authored a book called " The Mistrial of the Century." According to reviews, the book was not so much about Simpson or the trial but the effects on Kennedy of being sequestered for so long during the trial, which lead to a suicide attempt on his part.

Police are officially calling it a double death investigation. However, 7 ON YOUR SIDE has learned that Ms. Kennedy recently filed for divorce.

  • 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