Saturday, August 27, 2016

'This heinous crime has been resolved': Mississippi African American man, Rodney Earl Sanders 46, is charged with stabbing to death two White nuns Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill in crime that has shocked America

What possible reason would this bum have to kill nuns other than he’s pure evil? 

Daily Mail reports a man has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the shocking slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead in their home on Thursday. 

Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, was charged in the deaths of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, both 68, Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a statement released late Friday night.

The bodies of both women were discovered Thursday after they failed to show up for work at a clinic in Lexington, Mississippi, about 10 miles from where they lived.

'Sanders was developed as a person of interest early on in the investigation,' Lt. Colonel Jimmy Jordan said in the statement.

'With the cooperation of the Durant and Kosciusko Police Departments, Holmes County Sheriff's Department and the Attorney General Office this heinous crime has been resolved.' 

Authorities said Sanders was being held in an undisclosed detention center pending a court appearance.

Meanwhile, in the poverty-stricken Mississippi county where the two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted.

Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill were nurse practitioners who dedicated their lives to providing health care to people in the poorest county in the state. 

And as authorities sought the killer, many residents wondered how they will fill the hole the women's deaths have left.

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