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Murder trial continued for 8th time


Sarah Fowler



The trial of a Sturgis man charged with capitol murder has been continued for the eighth time.  


Archie Quinn, 51, of 3233 Craig Springs Road in Sturgis, is charged in the 2008 shooting, death of his girlfriend, Stacy M. Gray, 35, of 3233 Craig Springs Road. He is also charged with shooting and wounding Terry Johnson, 45, in the same incident. 


The capital murder trial had been on the docket for the circuit court session in Starkville, which begins Monday. 


The shooting allegedly occurred after Quinn drove to Johnson's home on West Sand Creek Road in Oktibbeha County searching for Gray.  


Quinn then reportedly entered the home and shot and killed Gray while she was on the phone with 911 operators.  


Quinn also allegedly shot Johnson as he tried to flee.  


Deputies were en route to the home when they spotted Quinn in his vehicle near West Sand Creek Road.  


Quinn reportedly then got out of his vehicle, walked to the rear and shot himself in the head.  


The trial was continued due to the death of one of the attorney's mother. Quinn is being represented by attorneys Chokwe Lumumba and Imhotep Alkebu-lan. 


Judge Lee Howard is the presiding judge.


Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.



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