- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi inmate convicted in the 1986 slaying of a jogger has died in custody.

The state Department of Corrections says an autopsy will be done on Randy Bevill.

The 58-year-old died Friday at Bolivar County Medical Center after being transferred there from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Bevill was tried and sentenced twice for the July 31, 1986, slaying of 18-year-old of Amy Clayton of Tupelo.

He was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in 1987, but the conviction was reversed on appeal.

He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in April 1992 as a habitual offender based on prior convictions of grand larceny and burglary of an unoccupied dwelling in Pontotoc County.

He was the third Parchman inmate to die within a week. Autopsies are also pending for 78-year-old Billy T. Bonner and 20-year-old Marel Gartney.

Gartney died Wednesday at the Parchman hospital. He was serving two sentences for a total of 10 years from Coahoma County. He was convicted in September 2013 of shooting into a dwelling and shooting at a car.

Bonner died Thursday at the Parchman hospital. The former Wayne County justice court judge was serving a five-year sentence after pleading guilty in 2012 to raping a 16-year-old girl who was cleaning his house. The investigation began after the girl was taken to Wayne General Hospital in July 2011.

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