'Glitch' left suspect in priest's death free
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