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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I don’t think someone else necessarily drove him to suicide.
His reputation was ruined because of what he did. Many have killed themselves for similar reasons.
“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.”
That makes sense.
[ 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. ]
I agree that could very well be the case, but there could also be a more sinister thing at work here. Could be this man was sought out and groomed by a plant at a Tea party meeting, giving him this bad idea and then burning him when he unwisely carried it out.
If he truly did blow his opwn brains out theat is one thing, if there are anomolies then one has to wonder.
“I came to the conclusion that MS is the most corrupt state in the union, worse, that Louisiana.”
America’ 5 most corrupt states (from Heritage Foundation email)
In a private facility....It’s very untoward. Probably not illegal, but seriously lacking any sort of discretion and not even minimally thought out.
In that area of the country it seems to me that corruption is a “way of life” for those in politics.... Especially those in politics who are in “Poltical Dynasties” they put the Nasty in Dynasty...
Sad, but good to know I was correct .
Oh good blame the victim.
Go two posts up to see why the picture had political significance.
Could very well be a political “hit” similar to Clinton’s Dixie Mafia tactics.
Definitely not above those that MUST keep their political machine running no matter who gets “hurt.”
“The lengths lobbyists will go to to keep the gravy train running...”
Haley Barbour is scum of the earth and always has been.
Prior to holding elective office, Barbour was a prominent lobbyist and co-founder of the Washington lobbying firm BGR Group.
Barbour soon became a Republican political operative and moved up the ranks of Republican organizing quickly, running Gerald Ford’s 1976 campaign in the Southeast and working on the campaign of John Connally for president in 1980.
Barbour has been described as “one of Washington’s all-time mega-lobbyists.” He “was a wealthy K Street lobbyist for giant corporations such as RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris, Amgen, Microsoft, United Health, Southern Company, and many others.” In 1991, Barbour helped found the lobbying group now known as BGR Group, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm, with Ed Rogers, a lawyer who formerly worked in the George H. W. Bush administration. In 1994, Lanny Griffith (also a former Bush administration appointee) joined the firm.
In 1998, Fortune magazine named Barbour Griffith & Rogers as the second-most-powerful lobbying firm in America
From my relatively unfamiliar vantage point, it seems rather unlikely that a man engaged enough in a still-ongoing political battle to have played some role in this photo issue would choose to check out of his own volition before the recall and assorted challenges were settled.
But then again, that’s just me. I’d never kill myself, so maybe I don’t grasp the mentality. I’d want to know the outcome, though, and suspect he would too.
Didn’t you read the headline about Mississippi being most corrupt? Or was that Alabama? They are neck and neck. They are dangerous places to live if you pick up the wrong stone.
“Its very untoward. Probably not illegal, but seriously lacking any sort of discretion and not even minimally thought out.”
Like a senator shuttering away his wife and cavorting around the globe with a mistress?
Really missing onyx these days.
“Probably not illegal”
Illegal on many levels in many ways in all 50 States. Everything from peeping Tom laws to exploitation of at-risk adult statutes.
“Look at the piteous person Thad is neglecting while swinging around with his new lady love” ??
I would say maybe had info and about to blow the whistle on somebody. Lived in those southern states for awhile, very dangerous place.
He looked ahead at what his life was going to be like, saw a prison term and figured his life was essentially over, so he just accelerated he process.
Yes , sorry wrong person, she is greatly missed, and for you even more so .
I have been told at worst he was looking at six months. Assuming no priors, I would have thought probation would have been a no brainer.
Why a political operator would check out in the midst of the hottest fight going is baffling to me.
That picture was a bomb that detonated all over blogger. It was a stupid, politically naive and desperately amoral idea to think that such a tactic would work in McDaniel’s favor.
The blowback was completely obvious and predictable for even the average non-political person, so why would an above average politically engaged person do or get involved in such a politically dumb action.
That is what demonstrates the “defective thinking” involved. Only someone engaged in grandiose and magical thinking would entertain and carry out such a stupid idea, because they dismissed the instantly obvious downside. The whole operation evidenced a certain irrationality typical of manic thinking.
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