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