Bond denied for man held in slaying of pregnant woman

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A court is refusing bond for a man charged with murder in the slaying of a Mississippi woman and her unborn child.

The Clarion Ledger reports that a judge refused to set bond Wednesday for 33-year-old Terrence K. Sample. He is charged in the death of Makayla Winston, whose body was found earlier this week on a deserted road in Holmes County.

District Attorney Akille Malone-Oliver says a specially appointed judge considered the request because Sample is the son of Rosie Sample, who’s a justice court judge in Attala County.

The prosecutor says other judges knew the suspect’s mother.

Oliver says Sample is charged with two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping involving Winston and her unborn child.

Sample hasn’t entered a plea to the charges.