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Man from Island View standoff will stand trial

Gipson with the victim, Brittany Morgan of Hattiesburg. (Photo source: Facebook) Gipson with the victim, Brittany Morgan of Hattiesburg. (Photo source: Facebook)
Anthony Gipson (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.) Anthony Gipson (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WLOX/WDAM) -

The Hattiesburg man accused of killing his girlfriend then having a standoff with authorities in the Island View Casino's parking lot will go to trial. 

Anthony Rico Gipson, 36, is charged with capital murder for the attempted kidnapping and murder of Brittany Morgan, 22. The USM student was found dead in her apartment in February 2011.  Investigators said she had been beaten and stabbed multiple times. 

Gipson was arrested six hours later in Gulfport after a standoff with U.S. Marshals in the parking lot of the Island View. Gipson, who is 6'7", pointed a gun to his head and threatening to commit suicide before surrendering. 

Gipson remains in jail on a $1 million bond. 

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