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McGee trial set for next year

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.

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.