Meridian Star

New Today

September 3, 2013

Man sentenced in death of his wife in Jasper Co.

BAY SPRINGS, Miss. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder in the 2011 death of his wife.

The Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/17JAlli ) that a Jasper County jury convicted Shannon L. Rayner this past week in the death Sonya Hunt Rayner at his family's home in Bay Springs on Feb. 15, 2011. Shannon Rayner was acquitted of arson.

Prosecutors say Sonya Rayner died of blunt force trauma and the house set on fire. Shannon Rayner escaped from the fire but his wife did not. Her body was found in the house, which also was used as a deer camp.

Prosecutors say the couple lived in Madison County but were visiting over Valentine's Day at Shannon Rayner's family home in Bay Springs.

 

1
Text Only
New Today
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

Do you think people should be allowed to carry firearms into government buildings?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide