Girlfriend pleads to murder of Clyde Daniels

Published 4:59 pm Friday, April 1, 2011

One of two suspects that were part of an alleged mother and son murder conspiracy team has pleaded guilty to the 2009 murder of 61 year-old Clyde Daniels.

A month of investigation was needed to find suspects in the case, which began in the early morning hours of Jan. 20, 2009, when 46 year-old Barbara Cameron called the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department to report she had just found Daniels’ body on their front porch.

At the time, Daniels and Cameron were involved in a romantic relationship and living together while acting as caretakers for land in north Pearl River County, according to officials with the Sheriff’s Department.

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Medical examination of Daniels’ body determined he had been shot in the head and neck. Following a month of investigation by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department, which conducted interviews with family and friends, combined with help from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations Crime Scene Unit, deputies arrested Cameron and her son, Max Weston, then 26, on Feb. 27, 2009 for the murder of Daniels.

On Tuesday, Cameron went before 15th District Circuit Court Judge Tony Mozingo, and pleaded guilty to murder. District Attorney Hal Kittrell said on Thursday that Cameron was sentenced to life in prison following the plea, but at some point she could be eligible for parole.

“It will be a good number of years before she will be eligible for parole,” Kittrell said.

As for the case against Maxwell, Kittrell said his trial date is set for July 6, of this year.