UPDATE: Man who confessed to murder of Hammond priest found dead

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 4:47pm

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Officials say that Jeremy Wayne Manieri, 33, was found dead in his prison cell. We’re told the death is being called a suicide. He was found dead in his cell early in the morning on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.

WAVELAND, Ms (FOX44) - Detectives in Florida say Jeremy Manieri confessed to killing Hammond priest, Edward Everitt.

Manieri, a registered sex offender, was arrested on July 12th in Davenport, Florida for the murder.
Investigators say Manieri shot and killed Everitt with the priest's own pistol at a beach house in Waveland, Mississippi.

Police say Manieri robbed Everitt and then used his stolen car and money to take his ex-wife and kids to Florida for a Disney vacation.

Manieri is expected to be extradited back to Mississippi in the coming days.

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