JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Catholic priest and stealing his car and money before fleeing to Florida has been returned to Mississippi and is expected in court on Thursday.
Jeremy Wayne Manieri is accused in the shooting death and robbery of the Rev. Edward E. Everitt, a parish priest from Hammond, La. The 70-year-old Everitt's body was found July 11 at a beach front home in Waveland on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Florida authorities arrested the 31-year-old Manieri the next day at a hotel near Winter Haven. Officers said he'd bought passes to the Walt Disney World theme park but was captured before getting there.
Manieri was returned Tuesday night and was taken to the Hancock County jail after booking. He's expected to appear Thursday in Waveland Municipal Court.