Bond denied in alleged plot against College Board member

Photo Credit: Lamar County Sheriff's Department (Lamar County, Mississippi)

PURVIS, Miss. (AP) – A judge is denying bond for a second time to a man accused of taking part in a conspiracy to kill a wealthy businessman who serves on the state College Board in Mississippi.

The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/2hr4z4x ) 42-year-old Victor Albert Mitchell was back in Lamar County Court on Monday.

Judge William Andrews III ruled he could not “in good conscience” grant bond because he believes Mitchell constitutes a “special danger” to the alleged victim.

Mitchell is one of three men arrested in November as part of what state investigators say was a plot to kill Tom Duff.

In addition to serving on the College Board, Duff co-owns Duff Capital Investors with his brother. The two brothers have also been major donors to the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

 

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