"Drug related" Moss Point murder may be solved

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - We're following a developing story tonight.  Moss Point police have made an arrest in a four month old murder case.

Claude Lee Benson was taken into custody today and charged with the August murder of David Drinkard.  Police arrested Benson at 3:30 near a Moss Point business.

Drinkard is the Moss Point man who died from stab wounds on a porch near his home.

Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis said this was a drug related murder.  According to his investigators, the 50-year-old murder suspect attacked Drinkard on August 7.  And during that altercation, Benson allegedly stabbed the victim.  Drinkard walked away from the stabbing scene, but collapsed and died on a nearby porch.

Investigators say DNA evidence just back from the state crime lab links Benson to the murder.

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