LAUREL, Miss. — A grand jury is bringing manslaughter charges against a south Mississippi man who had claimed his girlfriend killed herself.

WDAM-TV reports that a Jones County grand jury has indicted Gregory Burroughs in the June 2 death of Katherine Sinclair.

The 23-year-old woman died after a gunshot wound to the head in a parked car inside Burroughs garage in an affluent Laurel subdivision. Burroughs told police that Sinclair shot herself. Sinclair’s mother, Madeline Herrington, questions whether her daughter committed suicide.

Police questioned Burroughs, but released him without charges three days later. Jones County District Attorney Anthony Buckley has said he decided to release Burroughs, saying Burroughs didn’t confess and no autopsy results were available.

Buckley says Burroughs will make his first appearance in court Monday, when a judge will consider bail.


Information from: WDAM-TV, http://www.wdam.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.