• Man charged with murder after body found in 'shallow grave', court records say

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    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - An 80-year-old man found buried in the backyard of a home in Southaven has been identified as Grady Deboard.

    Police said he used to live with Michael Gudiry off Burton Lane before he went missing.

    Related: Police recover body from 'shallow grave' in backyard of Southaven home, officials say

    Officers are now charging him for the capital murder of Deboard.

    Monday in court, Guidry acted like everything was normal as he chatted with the other inmates when he was standing in front of the judge.

    He asked for a public defender and his bond was set at $1 million.

    Police said Deboard was buried in a backyard in Southaven. Investigators found his body last Tuesday.

    During the investigation, police found out Guidry was using Deboard’s credit card. He was charged with credit card fraud last week, now he faces capital murder charges.


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    Neighbors in the area are still in shock—especially since they tell me Guidry has a wife and several kids.

    We tried speaking with someone at the home, but they told us to get off the property.

    While we were there, at least five dogs were taken from the property by Southaven Animal Control.

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