Former Ole Miss professor Edward Gutting arrested for murder

Published 12:07 pm Thursday, August 25, 2016

edward michael gutting 3988A former University of Mississippi professor has been arrested and charged with allegedly stabbing and killing a retired professor.

According to The Associated Press, Edward Gutting, 43, was arrested in Springfield on Aug.19 for the stabbing death of Marc Cooper, 66.

Gutting also faces charges of assault, burglary and armed criminal action.

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Gutting also injured his wife, Nancy, during the attack when she tried to stop him from stabbing Cooper.

Gutting taught in the Ole Miss Classic Department from 2003 to 2008. He and Cooper worked together in the Missouri State history department from 2011 to 2014.

He was arrested by the Springfield Police Department after being found walking around outside of Cooper’s home after the stabbing. He is being held at the Greene County Jail on a $1 million bond.