Oh, oh. I doubt this was racial in nature, right? When a crime is truly heinous, the racial qualification gets thrown out the window and it becomes an affront against humanity. Still, I am “shocked” in the respect that when I first heard of these killings yesterday, I was convinced the killer, when caught, would turn out to be an uneducated backwoods White. What business does a Black guy have with two simple nuns?
Police have arrested a 46-year-old Mississippi man in that horrific killing of 2 nuns in Durant, Mississippi yesterday. Authorities have wasted no time charging him with with 2 capital murders.
“[Rodeny Earl] Sanders was developed as a person of interest early on in the investigation,” said MBI Director Lt. Colonel Jimmy Jordan. “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.”
Merrill worked with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, and Held with the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee.Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held were found stabbed to death in their home Thursday.
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the deaths of two Durant nuns by $20,000 early Friday just hours after their missing car was found.
Judging by the well-intentioned efforts of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, they probably cared a little too much for the wrong people.
And the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, of all places, as well.
Virtue and charity are often their own demise.