Man charged with capital murder

By WLOX Staff

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A 47-year-old Florida man has been charged with capital murder in the death of a Texas woman Thursday night in rural Hancock County.

Mark Anthony Rice had an initial appearance Friday in court, and was ordered held without bond on the capital murder charge.  He was also charged with four other felonies, including arson.

The woman's body was found in the sleeping cab of an 18 wheeler late Thursday night.  The cab had been set on fire.

Police have not said what the motive for the murder is, how the woman died, and they will not identify the victim until relatives have been notified.

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