Man charged in connection with the deaths of two Mississippi nuns

LEXINGTON, Miss (WIAT) — 46 year old Rodney Earl Sanders has been charged in the deaths of two nuns in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says that Sanders is facing two counts of capital murder.

The nuns’ bodies were found Thursday after they did not show up to work at a clinic in Lexington, Mississippi.

The nuns have been identified as 68 year old Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merill.

Sanders is being held awaiting his first day in court.


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