Bodies Found, Cousin Charged in Miss. Murders; Amended Will Cited as Motive


The slain bodies of a missing Mississippi couple and their young son were found buried in a field Tuesday, and a cousin of the dead man was charged with the murders.

The victims are Michael Hargon, his wife, Rebecca, and their son, James Patrick. Charged with capital murder in the case is Hargon’s cousin, Earnest Lee Hargon, 43.

An amended will apparently was the motive, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

In court Tuesday, a relative shouted at the accused, “Did you kill my family over the will?”

The suspect’s adoptive father, farmer Charles Hargon, changed his will 13 days before his Jan. 16 death, excluding Earnest Lee Hargon and instead leaving his farm to Michael Hargon, his great-nephew.


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