Fight over bible verse leads man to strangle another person to death, police said

one man dead another man arrested for muder after strangulation death after fight over bible verses
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Jul. 19 2021, Published 11:22 a.m. ET

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A Mississippi man was killed and another man was arrested after police say an argument over Bible verses led to a strangulation death.

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On July 7, an argument between 32-year-old Sherrod Alexander Laffitte and 41-year-old Samuel McDougle over Bible verses broke out in the home of Laffitte, officials said.

The argument led to a fight between Laffitte and McDougle and police say it ended in the strangulation death of Laffitte. Laffitte was pronounced dead at his Wane County, Mississippi, home, officials said.

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His body was sent to Jackson, Mississippi for an autopsy and the results confirmed he died of strangulation, WDAM reported.

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McDougle surrendered to police later that night on July 7, police said.

He now faces a second-degree murder charge and his bond was set for $1 million, officials said.

Authorities said they continue to investigate the homicide.

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