- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say they’ve filed charges against a man accused in a Northeast Mississippi killing.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2pIZHw4 ) that 45-year-old William Paul Key Jr. was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

He has been charged with one count of murder. It wasn’t immediately known whether Key has a lawyer who could be reached Thursday.

Key is accused in the shooting death of 35-year-old Jerad Smith on Tuesday in Monroe County, about 30 miles south of Tupelo.

Authorities said Smith was found lying in a ditch with multiple gunshot wounds.

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

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