Third suspect in Hattiesburg murder denied bond

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) The third suspect in a Hattiesburg murder appeared in court Friday.

Gerald Taylor made his first appearance before Judge Jolly Mathews in Hattiesburg Municipal Court. His bond was denied, and he will now be held without bond.

Taylor is a suspect in the investigation into the death of Edward Cameron, 42, who was shot at Collectors Point on Corrinne Street at around 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

Cameron was killed in an apparent robbery attempt. Drakkar Fleming and Gerald Taylor were arrested and charged with capital murder in that crime. Breiana McCantz of New Orleans was charged with accessory after fact.

Taylor and Fleming are also suspects in the May 23 deaths of Robert and Patsy Morrison who were found beaten to death in their Lamar County home. That crime is under investigation by the Lamar County Sheriff's Department.

Fleming and McCantz have already had their bond set. Fleming at  $750,000 and McCantz at $150,000. Taylor was being held in a New Orleans jail.

In addition to the murder charges Fleming and Taylor are also charged with residential burglary stemming from a break-in on 7th Avenue May 28. Bond for both on that charge was set at $100,000.

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