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Marco's family issues a statement about the brutality of Marco's murder

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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.

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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.

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