- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A 46-year-old Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty to capital murder in the killing and dismembering of her boyfriend and will spend the rest of her life in prison, without chance for parole.

Leah Bishop of Tupelo entered the plea Thursday before Circuit Court Judge Paul Funderburk, avoiding a jury trial and the possibility of the death penalty.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (https://bit.ly/2aMqMIt) reports Bishop was charged with killing and dismembering her boyfriend, 65-year-old Jessie Traylor, on May 17, 2015, at his south Tupelo home.

Assistant District Attorney Josh Wise read into the record that Bishop used a .22-caliber revolver to shoot Traylor in the head three times and twice more in the chest. She then mutilated the body using an ax and a hand saw.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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