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Kinne denied bond on murder charge

Per an order signed by John A. Gregory on Friday morning, bond has been denied to Matt Kinne. The former Oxford Police officer is facing a murder charge in the death of Dominique Clayton.

Following Judge Andrew Howorth’s recusal on Thursday, Gregory took over as the presiding judge on the homicide case.

A bond hearing was delayed by Howorth during Kinne’s initial court appearance on Wednesday, citing more time for the state and a public defender to look over the case to make a bond recommendation. With the order being signed on Friday there will not be a bond hearing. Assistant District Attorney Mickey Mallette confirmed the order was not contested.

Tony Farese has taken over as Kinne’s lawyer, replacing public defender Tiffany Kilpatrick who represented Kinne during Wednesday’s proceedings.

Clayton’s family scheduled a press conference at 2:30 p.m. at the Lafayette County Courthouse steps on Friday with their attorney Carlos Moore of The Cochran Firm – Mississippi Delta.