Accused killer's death ruled a suicide by coroner

JACKSON, MS (AP) - An autopsy has ruled that a man accused of killing a Roman Catholic priest and taking the victim's car on a family vacation to Walt Disney World died in a jailhouse suicide.

Jeremy Wayne Manieri, 33, was found dead early Thursday in a prison cell with a sheet wrapped around his neck. Rankin County Coroner Jimmy Roberts tells The Associated Press on Friday that Manieri died from death by hanging.

Manieri was charged with shooting the Rev. Ed Everitt of Hammond, La., in July 2011 at a beach house in Waveland, Miss.

Manieri's attorney, Brian Alexander, has said he was told that Manieri was found in his cell at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County, east of Jackson.

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