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YCSD Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting the discovery of two bodies.

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The Crime Beat column reports: Two shooting victims discovered in a Tyler Avenue home

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After growing up in Alabama, Vanessa moved to Oxford to overcome a devastating loss.

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The detectives met with Vanessa the morning after she found the bodies.

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Robert Pruitt was found shot to death in his home alongside another person his wife could not identify.

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YCSD investigators spoke to neighbors to see if they'd noticed anything around the Pruitt residence.

Measurements and evidence locations at the crime scene

A diagram showing the details of the room where the bodies were found.

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CSU provided a preliminary inventory of evidence collected at the Tyler Avenue crime scene.

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Officer Lewis Pettimore was directing traffic at Tyler Ave. & Lamar Blvd. for the Street Party on the night of February 19th.

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Gary floundered in life until Robert Pruitt became his friend and role model.

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The detectives spoke to Robert Pruitt's law partner about Pruitt's business and personal relationships.

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After a devastating heartbreak, Mira set her sights on a career.

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The detectives spoke to Pruitt & Rayburn's secretary/receptionist about her late boss and his partner.

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Rick works well with his hands and struggles to control his sharp temper.

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The detectives spoke to a man who reportedly threatened Robert Pruitt.

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The detectives talked to Mira's father about her activities the night of the killings.

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Investigators spoke to Gary Rayburn's neighbors and others about his whereabouts.

Front entrance of the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office with the label "Victim #1" in the foreground

The coroner provided a preliminary report on the autopsy of Robert Pruitt.

Front entrance of the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner's Office with the label "Victim #2" in the foreground

The coroner provided a preliminary report on the autopsy of the second shooting victim.

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The detectives talked to Jackie about her dispute with Robert Pruitt.

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Jackie blamed Robert Pruitt for the time she served in prison.

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