Mississippi authorities found the remains of a female thought to be Felicia Cox after her brother-in-law David Neal Cox confessed obligation for her 2007 killing quickly prior to his execution for other criminal offenses.
On November 17, David Cox ended up being the very first individual performed in Mississippi in the previous 9 years for eliminating his spouse, Kim Kirk Cox, and sexually attacking his stepdaughter in front of her passing away mom in May 2010.
According to district lawyer John Weddle, soon prior to the execution, David Cox provided guidelines on where to discover his sister-in-law’s body, waiving his attorney-client benefit after death.
The body was recuperated on land in Pontotoc County that utilized to come from Felicia Cox’s household. Pontotoc County Coroner Kim Bedford stated a state criminal activity laboratory will check DNA to verify the remains come from Felicia Cox.
David Cox was long believed the most likely suspect in Felicia Cox’s disappearance. She was last seen in July 2007 after going to Kim Kirk Cox. In an interview with a regional tv station, Amber Miskelly, Felicia Cox’s child stated she thought David Cox was the last individual to see her mom alive.
In an Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel press release, David Cox stated he “felt deep regret and wished to bring closure” to Felicia Cox’s household, triggering him to divulge the place.
Miskelly informed the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger offering her mom a correct burial and belonging she can visit her “implies whatever” to her.
David Cox pleaded guilty in 2012 to capital murder for the May 2010 shooting death. He likewise pleaded guilty to several other charges, consisting of sexual attack.
Cox had actually dropped his appeals, submitting court documents calling himself “deserving of death” prior to the state Supreme Court set his execution date.
Questions had actually stayed about whether David Cox was accountable for the 2007 disappearance of Felicia Cox, his sibling’s spouse, who was last seen in a surrounding county.
The info David Cox offered prior to his execution existed to Weddle’s workplace 2 days later on, the district lawyer stated recently, including that David Cox has actually been a long time suspect in his sister-in-law’s disappearance.
” Our workplace is considerably indebted to numerous as we assess the discovery of what seems the remains of Felicia Cox today in Pontotoc County,” Weddle stated Sunday in a declaration published to his main Facebook page. “We are happy the household can now start the procedure of providing Felicia Cox a burial.”
The Associated Press added to this report.