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Trial postponed for man accused of killing Waffle House waitress

Johnny Mount (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket) Johnny Mount (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The man accused of murdering a Biloxi Waffle House waitress won’t be tried until May.

Johnny Mount’s first-degree murder case is postponed until a psychological evaluation is complete. His trial was scheduled to start Monday.

Mount is accused of killing 52-year-old Julie Brightwell in November 2015 after she asked him not to smoke inside a Waffle House restaurant on Hwy. 90.

Brightwell was an eight-year Waffle House employee, and Mount was reportedly a frequent customer at the Hwy. 90 location.

Investigators said Mount left the restaurant after Brightwell asked him to put out a lit cigarette, returned with a handgun, and shot her in the head one time. Brightwell was pronounced dead at Merit Health Biloxi.

Mount has remained behind bars on a $2 million bond since his arrest. His new trial date is May 1.

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