Skip to comments.Mississippi Tea Party leader dead in apparent suicide
Posted on 06/27/2014 11:11:31 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
(Reuters) - A prominent lawyer and leader of the Mississippi Tea Party, who was arrested in connection with photos posted online of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's bedridden wife, died on Friday of an apparent suicide, the mans attorney said.
Mark Mayfield, 57, was a founding member of the state's Tea Party and had served as its vice chairman, the organization said.
"This is a terrible tragedy that shouldnt have happened," Mayfield's lawyer and brother-in-law, John Reeves, told Reuters.
Mayfield was one of three men accused in May of conspiring with a blogger to illicitly take photos of Cochran's wife, who has dementia, in her nursing home for use in a political video against the six-term incumbent.
Mayfield was charged with conspiracy to photograph someone without permission, an allegation met with shock and some skepticism in the legal community.
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As a Freeper who shall remain anonymous told me. There is a lot of suspicion on the ground about this.
Tell us again Mr Rove how the republicans are gonna win!
It's the video's fault.
The guy was probably distraught that there would no payoff from his disgusting behavior since his candidate lost.