Man Charged in Death of Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate

Marco McMillian President Obama

A 22-year-old Mississippi man has been arrested and charged with the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate. Lawrence Reed of Shelby was charged with the murder of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, 34, on Thursday.

McMillian’s body was found near the Mississippi River levee Wednesday morning, a day after Reed crashed McMillian’s SUV into another vehicle on U.S. highway 49.

Reed was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, where he is listed in good condition. McMillian’s relationship to Reed is not known.

Lawrence Reed mugshot McMillian is being described in the media as the Mississippi delta’s first openly gay mayoral candidate. But friends say McMillian didn’t flaunt his homosexuality.

“There’s a lot of people upset about it,” said Dennis Thomas, who works for Abe’s Barbeque. “Why would somebody want to do something like that to somebody of that calibre? He was a highly respected person in town,” added Thomas.

McMillian was CEO of MWM & Associates, a consulting firm for nonprofit organizations. In 2004, EBONY magazine named McMillian one of the nation’s “30-up-and-coming African Americans under 30″.

Police have not released McMillian’s cause of death. Toxicology and other blood tests from McMillian’s autopsy are pending.

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    52 Responses to “Man Charged in Death of Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate”

    1. 1
      Betamax82 says:

      Good

    2. 2
      LSLH says:

      Were they lovers?

    3. 3
      Such A F'n Lady says:

      Just had to put up a picture of Obama with him didn’t you Auntie.

    4. 4
      Nakeya_j says:

      smh. That’s a shame.

    5. 5
      Mannie says:

      Such A F’n Lady says:

      Just had to put up a picture of Obama with him didn’t you Auntie.
      ________________________

      She’s consistent… :kona:

    6. 6
      GAGIRL87 says:

      Subway need they A$$ WHOOPED for this nasty a$$ sandwich I told that hoe one line of lite mayo bish put the whole daymn bottle on my sandwich I’M DONE :cuss:

    7. 7
      Bootcampgirl says:

      So they was in the car together?

    8. 8
      GAGIRL87 says:

      Oh Lawrence Reed is a QUEENNNNN hunny now their connection I’m not sure they were either lovers or friends :think: I’m going with lovers. The mayor probably told Reed he wasn’t gone take care of him anymore or some chit b/c Reed looks like a broke queen :shrugs:

      These are my assumptions ONLY :coffee:

    9. 9

      So what does him being gay have to do with it?
      :think:

    10. 10
      luVn_liFe... says:

      MhhhH :tea:

    11. 11
      Nakeya_j says:

      @GaGirl: I’m dying at : “b/c Reed looks like a broke queen”
      And I would of taken that sandwich right back. :yes:

    12. 12
      that_VA_thickchick says:

      (from downstairs)

      Kabye if you’re up here…. :hi:

    13. 13
      that_VA_thickchick says:

      Nakeya_j says:

      @GaGirl: I’m dying at : “b/c Reed looks like a broke queen”
      And I would of taken that sandwich right back.
      _______
      And hit her in the face with it. :lol:

    14. 14
      GAGIRL87 says:

      Nakeya_j says:

      @GaGirl: I’m dying at : “b/c Reed looks like a broke queen”
      And I would of taken that sandwich right back.

      ___________________________________________________________________

      You know he “looks” broke :lol: my co-worker bought it I just threw it in the trash :(

    15. 15
      that_VA_thickchick says:

      :offtopic:

      In a recent interview Kandi admits it was LaTocha’s lies that kept her from attending the So So Def 20th Anniversary concert and not any problems she has with Jermaine Dupri…

      Kandi tells V103′s Bigg Tigger,

      “Me not coming to the reunion has nothing to do with me being disrespectful to Jermaine. I always feel like I will be in debt to him for what he’s done to my career, and I appreciate everything that he’s done… for me,”
      “I’m just going to be honest and tell you, I don’t feel like all the members of my group, they don’t really have love for me like that. Tiny has love for me, but over the years people have told flat-out lies about me in public, dogged me, blamed me for everything that done went wrong in their life. To me, it’s just a situation where I feel like I don’t want to go back to that.”
      “To this day now, I have to see people try to say that I had sex with Jermaine’s father. She said that just to make me look bad to people. She came back to apologize to me, but she never apologized in public”
      “It’s not true. It was a flat-out lie. When people do stuff to try to damage you or bring you down to the public, that’s hateful.”
      ________
      :coffee:

    16. 16
      KABYEYOU says:

      so much sad news

    17. 17
      LadieLeo says:

      I heard about this yesterday this is sad. In lighter news :love: VA :hi:

      Hey All!

    18. 18
      Bootcampgirl says:

      @Thickchick, I remember that interview..

    19. 19
      Nakeya_j says:

      Nakeya_j says:

      @GaGirl: I’m dying at : “b/c Reed looks like a broke queen”
      And I would of taken that sandwich right back.
      _______
      And hit her in the face with it.
      ——
      And then demanded she make it again! hahahaha

    20. 20
      that_VA_thickchick says:

      LadieLeo says:

      I heard about this yesterday this is sad. In lighter news VA

      Hey All!
      _____
      Hey BabyMama

      I’m sitting here steaming cause some genius scheduled and OFF SITE meeting at the END of the dammm day today. :wtf:

    21. 21
      luVn_liFe... says:

      A police spokesman in Florida says they are starting a recovery effort to find a man who was swallowed up by a sinkhole at his home.

      Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Larry McKinnon said Friday they asked sinkhole and engineering experts to come to the home near Tampa. The experts are using equipment to see if the ground can support the weight of heavy machinery that is needed for the recovery effort.

      Jeremy Bush, who was home at the time, says he fears his brother Jeff has died. He ran into his brother’s bedroom when he disappeared into the sinkhole Thursday night, but he says he could not save him.

    22. 22
      MissHarlem says:

      :lol: depressing fridays is in full effect huh :rofl:

      VA thats known and now LaTocha halfway admitted and now wants to do a reunion. She is the voice of that group but she was wrong for that. Ah well

    23. 23
      that_VA_thickchick says:

      Bootcampgirl says:

      @Thickchick, I remember that interview..
      _____
      I know she’s a self-proclaimed freak. And I can believe she slept with JD because his little ugly tail was weilding power back then and she may have found it sexy. But his daddy tho? :blink: That’s a stretch.

    24. 24
      Sunkissed404 says:

      RIP to my Sigma bro. GOMAB….Such a senseless crime.

    25. 25
      prynsexxx says:

      VA thick says:

      I’m sitting here steaming cause some genius scheduled and OFF SITE meeting at the END of the dammm day today
      ________________________________

      I thought that usually was code for HAPPY HOUR……on the COMPANY’S DIME. :cheers: :koolaid:

    26. 26
      Miany says:

      Dannngg Luvn, that’s crazy

    27. 27
      LadieLeo says:

      I’m sitting here steaming cause some genius scheduled and OFF SITE meeting at the END of the dammm day today
      **************************
      That means leave early to me….

    28. 28
      luVn_liFe... says:

      @Mainy
      WHATS Crazy is im LookiNg at the PICS and Ummh the sink hole isnt NEAR the house or Is the House damaged :think:

    29. 29
      that_VA_thickchick says:

      prynsexxx says:

      VA thick says:

      I’m sitting here steaming cause some genius scheduled and OFF SITE meeting at the END of the dammm day today
      ________________________________

      I thought that usually was code for HAPPY HOUR……on the COMPANY’S DIME.

      ______________
      Nah, maybe if it was after hours. :lol: This one starts in 20 minutes. UGH! Pray my strength ya’ll.

      Have a good weekend :peace:

    30. 30
      Miany says:

      Mauldin was a big man back in the day…I think at Atlantic soooooooo it’s not tooo far fetched that Khandi woulda did it. But…She don’t come across as the lie on her puss type so if she say she didn’t screw him, she did not screw him.

    31. 31
      that_VA_thickchick says:

      LadieLeo says:

      I’m sitting here steaming cause some genius scheduled and OFF SITE meeting at the END of the dammm day today
      **************************
      That means leave early to me….
      ________
      Nope Boo. This shat gone last smooth til the end of the day. :mad:

      Alright I’m out. :bye:

    32. 32
      LadieLeo says:

      :by:

    33. 33
      LadieLeo says:

      :bye:

    34. 34
      goat76 says:

      Spirit of Marcus Garvey, Farad Muhammad
      Medgar Evars and Bob Marley, I’m God-Body
      The scripture says Allah’s inside me, show love
      I was hugged by the arms of Gandhi, gave me my strength
      You could tell somebody raised me with sense
      We all need somethin to help us through our daily events
      Bear with me; the toughest niggaz tear quickly
      No lie – pops still cry and he near fifty – freedom or death
      I give niggaz a reason to sweat, there’s no test
      Verbally it’s like I’m seen as the best, who wanna try me?

      Yeahhhhhhh, yeah-e-yeah.. I’M BACK

    35. 35
    36. 36
      GAGIRL87 says:

      @ VA

      Why was I side eyeing Kandi the whole time reading this interview :/ and if I’m not mistaken she admitted to having sex with Jermaine and some of the other group members “felt” that Kandi thought she could run chit b/c she was boinking Jermaine. Kandi sit cho a$$ down somewhere. And I kinda like Kandi but I call bullchit!

      MOVE ON

      I wanna Xscape reunion

      I LOVED them frfr….

    37. 37
      Diva says:

      :yawn: are we getting freaky yet?

    38. 38
      Milky says:

      :hi: @goat :yawn:

    39. 39
      Milky says:

      Diva says:
      are we getting freaky yet?
      _____________________________
      we are :lick: :hump:

    40. 40
      Nakeya_j says:

      are we getting freaky yet?


      Diva is that a real question? You, Milky and (insert name here) are freaky every damn day! lmao.

    41. 41
      Diva says:

      Nakeya_j says:

      are we getting freaky yet?


      Diva is that a real question? You, Milky and (insert name here) are freaky every damn day! lmao.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :rofl: truuu (2 chainz) :whistle: baby I’m a freak

    42. 42
      Nakeya_j says:

      Why was I side eyeing Kandi the whole time reading this interview :/ and if I’m not mistaken she admitted to having sex with Jermaine and some of the other group members “felt” that Kandi thought she could run chit b/c she was boinking Jermaine. Kandi sit cho a$$ down somewhere. And I kinda like Kandi but I call bullchit!
      —-
      Exactly! Kandi bye!

    43. 43
      goat76 says:

      What it hittin 4 @Milky.

    44. 44
    45. 45
      Diva says:

      *rubs up against Goat*

    46. 46
      Bird says:

      What a waste. Ridiculous.

    47. 47
      Milky says:

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      truuu (2 chainz) baby I’m a freak
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      this is why ur my e-wife!!

    48. 48
      Bootcampgirl says:

      “I am not a dictator. I’m the president,” he said. He added that he can’t do a “Jedi mind-meld” or use any “special sauce” to get Republicans to negotiate.

      “I can’t force Congress to do the right thing,” Obama said.
      ________________________
      :tea:

    49. 49
      Milky says:

      goat76 says:

      What it hittin 4 @Milky.
      __________________________________
      nothing much just tryin to hold ur dack!! :yawn:

    50. 50
      Milky says:

      @keya whatcha tryin to say?? :wave: <——my halo

    51. 51
      prynsexxx says:

      :newpost: is up

    52. 52
      Diva says:

      Milky says:

      goat76 says:

      What it hittin 4 @Milky.
      __________________________________
      nothing much just tryin to hold ur dack!!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :nono: we don’t wanna just hold the dack…….we finna go to the rodeo on it :rofl: I’m riding that stallion first though

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