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'Glitch' left suspect in priest's death free

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Posted: Jul 20, 2011 1:23 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Glitch, priest murder, Hammond, Catholic priest, Mississippi, beach house, prison, court system, Jeremy Wayne Manieri, probation, sex offender, probation officer, Louisiana, Waveland, Disney World, Rev. Edward E. Everitt, WBRZ

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) - A man accused of murdering a Catholic
priest at a Mississippi beach house might have been in jail at the
time of the killing if it weren't for a mixup between the state's
prisons and court systems.
Records show Jeremy Wayne Manieri was placed on probation
earlier this year for failing to register as a sex offender and
never reported to his probation officer when he got out.
That could have had him back in jail this month when a
70-year-old Louisiana priest was shot at a retreat in Waveland.
Manieri was caught near Disney World the day after the Rev. Edward
E. Everitt's body was found.
Mississippi prisons spokeswoman Tara Booth said Wednesday that a
computer glitch kept Manieri's probation officer from getting the
right paperwork.

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