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Bond set in north Miss. highway shooting case

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – Bond has been set at $1.25 million for a north Mississippi man charged in a fatal highway shooting and a separate abduction and rape case.

Authorities say 28-year-old James Willie was in the Tunica County Jail after a Justice Court judge set bond during his initial court appearance.

Willie is charged with murder in the May 11 shooting of a casino worker found dead in her car in northwestern Mississippi.

Willie also is expected to be charged in the May 8 slaying of a Nebraska motorist on Interstate 55 also in the northwestern part of the state.

The two shootings originally made authorities think a person was posing as a police officer to pull people over. Later they said that wasn’t the case.

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