Man denied bond in deaths of mother, brother



OXFORD (AP) – A 25-year-old Oxford man has been denied bond on two counts of murder in the Nov. 8 deaths of his mother and 12-year-old half-brother.

Regis Mister appeared Tuesday before Lafayette County Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent in Oxford. In addition to denying bond, Avent ordered the case to be presented to a grand jury.

Mister is charged in the deaths of Carol Lavett Gary and Patrick Earl Gary Jr., who were found shot to death in their south Oxford home Friday morning.

A motive in the shooting has not been released.

Authorities say Mister was returned to the Lafayette County jail.

Gary was a teacher for 12 years before becoming principal at Davidson Elementary School in Water Valley. Her son was a seventh grader at Oxford Middle School.

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