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Grand jury indicts #CochranPhotogate conspirator Clayton Kelly #MSSen

By: Magnolia Tribune - October 2, 2014

Clayton Kelly indicted in Cochran photo case

A Pearl political blogger who made national news for photographing U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife in her nursing home room was indicted Wednesday on charges of conspiracy, attempted burglary and burglary.

Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest confirmed Kelly was indicted, the only person indicted so far in the case. Guest said Kelly waived a formal reading of the indictment, which contains charges different from those on which Kelly was initially arrested.

Kelly’s attorney, Kevin Camp, said Kelly went to the courthouse in Madison late Wednesday afternoon to be served and remains out on bond from after his May arrest. Camp continues to question whether any laws were broken with the photographing, and says at the least the charges are way overblown. He says the photos, taken for a political hit piece video in Cochran’s primary race against Chris McDaniel, are also likely protected journalistic free speech.


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