Accused killer pleads guilty to embezzlement

A Hancock County man, awaiting trial for the murder of his wife, has pleaded guilty in an unrelated crime. Leo Laurent has admitted to embezzling money from a CVS pharmacy in Pearl River County two years ago The 31 year old Laurent remains in the Pearl River County jail.

Nearly a year ago, Laurent was charged with strangling and then burying his wife. He has yet to be indicted on the murder charge.