McGee trial set for next year

Published 5:44 pm Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The black ex-convict charged in the grisly slaying of a white supremacist will stand trial Feb. 14 in Rankin County Circuit Court.

Vincent McGee has been charged with capital murder and arson in the death of 67-year-old Richard Barrett, who was found beaten, stabbed 16 times and burned inside his home on April 22.

McGee has been held without bond since his arrest.

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Barrett was founder of a group called the Nationalist Movement, which he ran the group from an office in the town of Learned. He also ran a school for skinheads.

Authorities say McGee admitted he burned the body inside Barrett’s Pearl-area home to conceal the crime.

Three others have been charged as accessories after the fact.