Two Arrested in Mississippi Teacher Killing in Louisiana

FERRIDAY, LA (Ben Caxton) — Two people have been arrested after a Natchez school teacher was found fatally shot Monday across the state line in nearby Ferriday, Louisiana. The victim, Fred McCray Jr., had just completed his first year of teaching at Morgantown Middle School in Natchez and was one of 10 named 2018-2019 teacher of the year for the Natchez-Adams County School District. Investigators say after McCray gave a ride to two people Sunday he was shot in the head and his body was hidden under plywood and garbage at an old food plant in Ferriday. 48-year-old Jimmy O’Neal Lewis and Cedric Tennessee have been arrested in the killing and face first-degree murder charges.

 


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