Panola County, Mississippi - A Mississippi man has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a Raymond, Nebraska man. The jury reached their verdict Tuesday afternoon, and then the judge ordered the sentence.
In May 2012, Tom Schlender was found shot to death in his pickup in the median of Interstate 55 in Panola County near Pope, Mississippi. Schlender was on his way to Florida to pick up his grandson from college
Willie faces similar charges in another county. In that case, a Mississippi woman was found shot in her car. Prosecutors there say Willie shot and killed her in an apparent robbery.