3 men charged in Ole Miss graduate student's death

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Associated Press

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Bond has been denied three men arrested in the death of a University of Mississippi graduate student.

The Oxford Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1iA4toK ) a justice court judge denied bond this past week for 22-year old Steven Matthew Wilbanks of Burnsville, N.C., 24-year-old Derick Boone of Laurel and 20-year-old Joseph Lyons of Houston, Texas.

They are being held in the Lafayette County jail.

Each is charged with capital murder in the death of 25-year-old Zacharias Herculese McClendon of Gulfport. Deputies found McClendon dead with a single gunshot Wednesday morning when they were asked to check on him at his duplex just north of the Oxford city limits.

McClendon was in his first year of studying for a master's of business administration degree.

Authorities say robbery was the motive.

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com

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