Meridian Star

October 23, 2013

4 arrested in fatal mugging of elderly man


Associated Press

GREENVILLE —

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Four people have been charged with capital murder in the fatal mugging of 87-year-old Lawrence E. 'Shine' Thornton of Greenville.

Assistant police chief Andrew Kaho tells the Delta Democrat Times (http://bit.ly/18becqu) that Terrance Morgan and Edward Johnson, both 19; and Leslie Litt and Geblonski Murray, both 18, were arrested Monday. Kaho says each of the four is also charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

They are being held without bond in the Washington County jail pending an initial court appearance.

Kaho says police were called to Thornton's home at 5:30 p.m. Friday. He says Thornton had been accosted in his driveway by two men who "pushed him down and stole his wallet."

Thornton died Sunday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.