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Slain priest laid to rest

Edward Everitt (Photo Source: Holy Ghost Catholic Church website) Edward Everitt (Photo Source: Holy Ghost Catholic Church website)
Hammond, LA (WLOX) -

The body of slain priest Edward Everitt was laid to rest in Hammond, LA. A funeral was held Saturday afternoon for Father Everitt at his parish, the Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

Friday night, hundreds turned out to a visitation at the church to say their final goodbyes to the priest.

Police say Father Everitt was killed with his own gun at a beach house in Waveland on Monday. The father was buried around 2:30 Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the man accused of killing the 70-year old priest remains in Polk County, FL, awaiting extradition.

The Waveland Police chief said they hope to have 31-year-old Jeremy Manieri back in Mississippi next Wednesday, so he can have a hearing on Thursday in Municipal Court.

Authorities say they discovered Manieri in a hotel room in FL, with his family who believed they were going to Disney world.

 

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