Skip to comments.Attorney [MS Teapartier] who faced charges in Cochran wife photo scandal, has been found dead
Posted on 06/27/2014 8:15:08 AM PDT by don-o
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Ridgeland police chief Jimmy Houston confirms that Attorney Mark Mayfield has been found dead at his home in the Bridgewater subdivision.
We're told he suffered a gunshot wound.
It is being investigated as a suicide.
In May, Mayfield was arrested and charged with conspiracy in relation to a political scandal.
The 28-year-old blogger, Clayton Kelly, allegedly went into a nursing home and photographed the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran without permission and posted an image online as part of an anti-Cochran video.
It's not clear the exact role that Mayfield played in obtaining or spreading the photo.
Mayfield was a Board member of the Central MS Tea Party.
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With a mild emphasis on “allegedly” ..”The 28-year-old blogger, Clayton Kelly, allegedly went into a nursing home and photographed the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran without permission and posted an image online as part of an anti-Cochran video”
What in the world might someone have been thinking when they did this? People get old, they get screwed up and demented and fall into bodily disrepair. It happens to everyone unless they die outside eldercare of some sort. Was this supposed to make Cochran seem too old? Fine, call him too old, but to denigrate his poor wife? Very defective thinking if it was part of some strategy.
I bet their are some Dixie mobsters that can give him an alibi.
Odd the Chief of Police says it is being investigated as a suicide. In most places when a suspicious death occurs, it is treated as a homicide investigation until sufficient evidence rules otherwise.
It was. But, driving a man to suicide over whatever involvement he actually had? Perhaps there are other unknown issues here.
“Who knew Chicago style politics could evolve south to little ol Mississippi?”
You mean it wasn’t always like that in Mississippi?
Haley Barbour and his Klan Night riders ?
Louisianna, maybe. But Mississippi?
I guess that state is getting all grown up now. Big time.
Their politics is devolving into scummy dirty tricks and now a suicide.
“Was this supposed to make Cochran seem too old? Fine, call him too old, but to denigrate his poor wife?”
No, the point was to show that Cochran’s wife was languishing in that nursing home, while he had been gallivanting around for years with his mistress/assistant at public events. The attack was meant to denigrate Cochran, and the wife was “collateral damage”.
The lengths lobbyists will go to to keep the gravy train running...
That same defective thinking would also explain suicide. I can see a bi-polar type lacking the judgement in an up phase and thinking that taking the picture and publishing would torpedo Cochran and make him (the blogger) a hero. Then crashing to down phase when it all comes apart, facing legal troubles and a Cochran win causing him to make a quick and permanent exit in despair.
Do not get between Haley Barbour and his RICE BOWL
How many times did he shoot himself in the back of his own head?
Since when does photographing the wife of a public figure require authorization?
Can celebs now sue paparazzi for taking unauthorized photos of them?
A resident’s room in a nursing home is not a public place.
It could be what they call the other suicide which are never suicides. You either commit suicide or we are going to do it for you.
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