Marco's family is not speaking
publicly, but they did issue a statement, and in it, you can hear their loss.
They also speak of the brutality of Marco's murder, and Marco's fear that
something like this might happen.
22 Year old Lawrence Reed appeared in Shelby County General Sessions court Monday morning with a sling still on his left arm. Reed was airlifted to the Med after wrecking Clarksdale Mayoral Candidate Marco McMillians SUV. In court Reed waived his right to an extradition hearing.
Marco McMillians families are not
speaking publicly about his death but have issued a statement regarding his
murder saying, "We know that Marco was brutally murdered. His body was
found on Wednesday, February 26, 2013, beaten, dragged and burned (set afire).
This was reported in our meeting with the local coroner on two occasions. We
were informed that the official autopsy report could take two to four weeks to
complete. We feel that this was not a random act of violence based on the
condition of the body when it was found. Marco, nor anyone, should have their
lives end in this manner."-The Family of Marco McMillian
According to the affidavit, Reed has
been charged with homicide and the willful killing of another human being with
a weapon. Reed will be extradited to Coahoma County Mississippi where he will
face murder charges in McMillians slaying.
McMillian's family had this to say about
speculation surrounding the mayoral candidate's killing. "We are asking
that a full and thorough investigation be conducted into the tragic death of Marco.
We feel it is important to share this information to dispel speculations
surrounding his death."-The Family of Marco McMillian.
Marco McMillian's body was found
dumped behind this Mississippi River Levee near Rena Lara Mississippi, some
fifteen miles from Clarksdale. Marco's family issued this statement about their
loss, and the city of Clarksdale's loss.
"Marco was loved by his family and a valued member of the Clarkdale community, as he offered himself to serve this community as mayor. He was actively campaigning to improve the quality of life for the citizens in his beloved hometown. Marco had shared with his family and close friends that he was very concerned for his personal safety. We will miss our beloved son and family member." -The Family of Marco McMillian
The autopsy results for Marco McMillian
could take up to four weeks because the state of Mississippi uses a company in Texas
and Pennsylvania to do detailed toxicology screenings.
No word yet on funeral arrangements for Marco McMillian.