Sheriff: 2 slain over $8

HOLCOMB — Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that Rev. Jimmy Stauddy and his caregiver, Martha Stoker, were killed a week ago in an apparent argument over $8 needed to purchase illegal drugs.

Strider says 22-year-old John Wayne McChriston has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the case.

McChriston is being held in the Grenada County Jail without bond.

Strider said McChriston has a history of drug arrests.

If convicted of the capital murder charges, McChriston could be sentenced to death or life imprisonment without parole for each offense.

It wasn’t immediately clear if McChriston has an attorney.

The Associated Press

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