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Man walks free after cleared in Mississippi double homicide

(AP) — A man suspected in a Mississippi double homicide has been cleared of the charges.

WLOX-TV reports a Harrison County jury found Torre Mandrell Clark not guilty Monday of two first-degree murder charges and of the lesser charges of second-degree murder.

Officers arrested Clark in 2017 after suspecting him of killing Terry Singleton and Fredrick Robinson. Both men were found dead from gunshot wounds at the Reserve Apartments. District Attorney Joel Smith says Gulfport Police testified Clark and two co-defendants, Theodore Manning and Charles Manning, were at the complex to conduct a drug deal.

Clark testified that Charles Manning killed Robinson in an apartment and Theodore Manning killed Singleton outside. He says he was there but didn’t kill either victim.

The jury deliberated for about 2½ hours before returning the verdicts.