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 ( ) 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.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s