- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A murder trial has been delayed for a former Mississippi firefighter accused of killing a waitress who asked him not to smoke inside a Waffle House restaurant.

WLOX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2keOa31 ) the trial of 46-year-old Johnny Max Mount was scheduled to start Monday. A judge has postponed it until May 1 so a psychological evaluation can be done.

Mount is accused of killing 52-year-old Julie Brightwell in November 2015.

Investigators said Mount shot Brightwell once in the head after she asked him not to smoke an e-cigarette. Brightwell was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Mount, who used to be a firefighter in Biloxi, has been jailed on a $2 million bond since his arrest.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com


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