From USA Today:
PEARL, Miss. — The body of white supremacist and attorney Richard Barrett was found in his suburban Jackson, Miss., home Thursday, the victim of an apparent homicide.
A 23-year-old black man, recently released from prison, was arrested later in the day as the suspect in the death.
Authorities discovered the body of Barrett, 67,when firefighters responded to smoke from a blaze at his home, Rankin County Sheriff Ronnie Pennington said.
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The suspect is Vincent McGee, who lived three houses away from Barrett and had been hired by him to do yardwork, Pennington said. McGee was placed on probation in February after serving less than three years of a six-year sentence for grand larceny and assault on a police officer, Pennington said.