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  1. Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    Durant police surround Rodney Earl Sanders, of Kosciusko, Miss., as he leaves the Durant Municipal Building after an initial appearance in municipal court Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Durant, Miss. Sanders was charged with two counts of capital murder in the slayings of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both 68. The nuns, who were nurse practitioners, were found stabbed to death last week in their home.

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  2. Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Albany Times Union

    Rodney Earl Sanders, of Kosciusko, Miss., leaves the Durant Municipal Building after an initial appearance in court Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Durant, Miss. Sanders was charged with two counts of capital murder in the slayings of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both 68. The nuns, who were nurse practitioners, were found stabbed to death last week in their home.

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  3. 2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy Read Story Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated PressRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WHAS11

    ... and one count of grand larceny. He was not represented by an attorney during his appearance Monday afternoon in Durant city court. City Judge Jim Arnold said the state will appoint an attorney for Sanders. Capital murder is punishable by execution ...

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  4. No Bond for Kosciusko man accused of killing nunsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... as he walked out of court. He is accused of stabbing Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held last week in their Durant home. "The entire community is sadden by this horrific incident and we just offer prayers to the family and just know we ...

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  5. The Latest: DA: Families a factor in death penalty decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    People stand in line to attend a vigil for the deceased held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Lexington, Miss., for Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The two nuns, from different orders, were found murdered in the Durant, Miss., house they rented, on Thursday.

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  6. Slain nuns' honored in Memorial Mass in JacksonRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Hundreds of people are remembering the lives and service of the two nuns found murdered in their Durant home last week. A memorial mass for Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held was held in Jackson Monday at the Cathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle.

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  7. Hattiesburg priest reacts to nun killingsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Father Mark Ropel of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg said It was shocking to learn of the tragic deaths of two nuns in Durant, Mississippi. He said Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margeret Held were both nurse practitioners who dedicated their lives to helping the poor.

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  8. Family of Suspect in Murder of Mississippi Nuns Breaks Down as He Appears in CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KWLM-AM Willmar

    After the man accused of murdering two nuns in their Mississippi home appeared in court Monday, his family broke down and apologized to the family of one of the victims, according to ABC affiliate WAPT-TV in Jackson. The suspect, Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, was arrested late Friday in connection with the deaths of Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held in Durant, Mississippi.

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    11 hrs ago | Iobserve

    ... with Sister Margaret Held, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, in the home they shared in Durant, Miss. Both women religious worked at the Lexington Medical Clinic as nurse practitioners, caring for the impoverished people of ...

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  10. Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret HeldRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

    ... Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Held worked as nurse practitioners and dedicated their lives to serving others. Durant Assistant Police Chief James Lee says his department received a request at around 10 am on Thursday to make a wellness check at ...

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  11. The Latest: Man charged in nuns' killing held without bondRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WWSB

    The suspect accused in the killing of two nuns in Mississippi last week has been ordered held without bond after a hearing Monday. Sanders' wife attended the brief hearing in Durant Municipal Court.

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  12. Bond denied for Kosciusko man arrested in murder of two nunsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Merrill did not show up to work Thursday. When police arrived at the home, they found both women dead inside their Durant home. Sanders has been charged with two counts of capital murder and is accused of brutally stabbing the two women. He now sits ...

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  13. Man Arrested, Charged With Murder of 2 Mississippi NunsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | KFOR-AM Lincoln

    A man has been arrested in connection with the killing of two nuns in Mississippi this week, the state's Department of Public Safety announced late Friday. "Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of 210 Aponaug Road, Kosciusko has been charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the killing of two nuns in Durant earlier this week.

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  14. Beloved Nuns Stabbed to Death in Mississippi Were 'Extraordinary in Just an Ordinary, Simple Way'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | People

    ... She says the pair was endlessly hospitable to whomever they encountered, quick to share their home or give a tour of Durant, the town where they lived. Held was excellent in the kitchen, and handled the cooking, while Merrill, ever handy, was the ...

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  15. Mississippi man arrested for murder of nunsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Catholic World News

    Police in Mississippi have arrested a man and charged him with the murder of two women religious on August 25. Rodney Early Sanders reportedly confessed to killing Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, who had been working at a medical clinic. They were found at their home in Durant, Mississippi, where they had evidently died of stabbing wounds.

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    20 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    People stand in line to attend a vigil for the deceased held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Lexington, Miss., for Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The two nuns, from different orders, were found murdered in the Durant, Miss., house they rented, on Thursday.

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  17. Sid Salter: Nuns' slaying underscores ChristianityRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Newms360.com

    Like most Mississippians, I absorbed the brutal news of the murders of two Catholic nuns in their Durant home Thursday with a mixture of incredible sadness and no small amount of anger. Sister Paula Merrill of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky and Sister Margaret Held of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Wisconsin were in Mississippi to provide hope and help for some of the poorest people in this nation by serving as nurse practitioners at the Lexington Medical Clinic.

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  18. Memorial Mass scheduled today for 2 nuns killed in their Mississippi homeRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Newms360.com

    People stand in line to attend a vigil for the deceased held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Lexington for Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, Sunday. The two nuns, from different orders, were found murdered in the Durant house they rented, on Thursday.

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  19. Bulldozers work to clear out Italy's quake-hit townsRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Gleaner

    ... with people affected by the earthquake." On Twitter, the appeal came along with the hashtag #museums4italy. DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as ...

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  20. Keep ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 27 | The Daily Beast

    ... peppers the nun wasn't so saintly. Weatherly-who lived on the block of the small and economically depressed town of Durant, Mississippi, (population barely 2,000) for 15 years-also tended to a variety of perennial flowers and when she wasn't healing ...

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