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Arrest Made in Death of USM Student
From: Office of the Attorney General   Filed 11/30/07 GCN

Jackson, MS - Attorney General Jim Hood today confirmed that an arrest has been made in the 2002 death of a student attending the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. 

Jennifer D. Wardle (DOB 02-10-81, Photo right), of 126 Old Highway 49, Brooklyn, MS, was taken into custody on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, by investigators  with  the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation following an October 10, 2007 indictment by a Lamar County  Grand Jury. 

Wardle is charged with murder in the death of James Neal May on May 1, 2002.  He was a resident of Vicksburg. 

Wardle was taken to the Lamar County Jail where she has since bonded out.  A trial date has not been set.   The Attorney General's Office will be handling prosecution of the case.     

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