- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A Bay St. Louis man has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of a former University of Southern Mississippi dance team captain and her boyfriend.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2aSKJjK) that 27-year-old Myrick Laneaux made his initial court appearance Wednesday. Judge Stephen Maggio ordered Laneaux held on $1 million bond for each of two murder counts he faces.

Kristina Quintini a 28-year-old former captain of the Southern Miss Dixie Darlings dance team, and her 29-year-old boyfriend, Norris Demetrius Mueller, were found dead Saturday night. The couple’s 6-month-old daughter, Mia, was shot in her shoulder but is recovering from the wound.

Laneaux had been charged Sunday with stealing a car belonging to Quintini’s mother.

Laneaux’s attorney, Damian Holcomb, said he will be speaking with his client in the coming weeks to prepare for a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 21.

Autopsies showed Quintini died of multiple gunshot wounds, while Mueller died of a single gunshot to his head.

Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo said investigators were still waiting on forensic evidence and expect to bring more charges in the case.


The suspect’s age has been corrected from 26 to 27.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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