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hal3OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – An arrest has been made in the shooting deaths of a Water Valley Principal and her 12-year old son. The man behind bars is the victim’s older son. 25-year old Regis Mister is now charged with two counts of murder.

The bodies of Carol Lavett Gary and Patrick Earl Gary Jr. were found at a home on County Road 301, which is near Mississippi Highway 7.

Police say she was principal at Davidson Elementary School in Water Valley. He was a seventh grader at Oxford Middle School.

Authorities say they received a call about the shootings about 6 a.m. Friday.

No arrest was immediately reported. An investigation continues.

Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy says autopsies will be done at the state Crime Lab in Jackson.

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  • Tondra Gore

    It’s ashamed that we cannot live in our own house without fear of the outside. You never know who’s watching from afar. Everyone that smiles in your face is not your friend, I feel sorry for the Gray family because life will never be the same again. They had a bright future ahead and was just living an ordinary life like everybody else.

  • Ed

    Seems you have contrradicted yourself, this wasn’t something from afar but within the family. “They had a bright future ahead and was just living an ordinary life like everybody else”…..something wasn’t right for her own son to do the killing….or maybe that’s the way it is these days but not on my side of town.

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