JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A 21-year-old Jackson man is being held in
jail on a murder charge in the stabbing death of a teenager.
Authorities say Conerly Chapman was taken into custody Friday.
He's accused of stabbing 18-year-old Francois Gasnell to death on
Sept. 7, just one block from Gasnell's home.
Chapman has also been charged with aggravated assault and
strong-arm robbery. Police say he's a suspect in a June 2007 purse
snatching in northeast Jackson.
A 61-year-old woman told police she was carrying groceries to
her car in a store parking lot when a vehicle pulled up behind her.
She said a man got out, demanded her purse and punched her in the
face until she let go.
Chapman is being held at the Hinds County Detention Center.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,