Friends, colleagues to remember slain Mississippi nuns

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering to remember them.

A wake is scheduled to be held Sunday at the St. Thomas Church in Lexington where the women led Bible study.

A mass will also be held Monday in Jackson.

The nuns’ bodies were found Thursday in their Mississippi home. A suspect, Rodney Earl Sanders, was arrested late Friday.

The Holmes County Sheriff Willie March says Sanders confessed to the killings during questioning.

A spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections says Sanders was out on probation after being convicted last year of felony DUI.

Grace Simmons Fisher says Sanders was also convicted of armed robbery back in the 1980s.

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