UPDATE- Older Son Arrested in Oxford Slayings

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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