• Jessica Chambers' former boyfriend killed over $700 and dice game, sheriff says

    By: Tom Dees

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    PANOLA COUNTY, Miss - An arrest has been made after Travis Sanford, the former boyfriend of Jessica Chambers, was killed in Mississippi.

    The Panola County Sheriff told FOX13 Myron Ardyl Powell Jr., from Batesville, was charged with murder.

    >>Man shot and killed in Mississippi neighborhood while children were inside home

    Investigators said Sanford was the boyfriend of Jessica Chambers at the time of her murder in 2014.

    Sheriff Darby with Panola County said the murder was over $700 and a dice game. Sanford and Powell had been playing dice all night, according to the sheriff.

    Officers said Powell shot Sanford with a double barrel shotgun loaded with buckshot.

    Investigators said the first shot missed Sanford and blew a hole in the wall of the house - the second shot was fatal.

    Deputies said the shotgun was later found down the road from where the killing took place.

    Powell is currently being held in jail. His bond has not been set yet and his initial appearance will be Tuesday on murder charges.

    Sanford was in jail at the time of Chambers murder. He also was never charged in the case.


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