Missippi woman pleads not guilty in old Alabama murder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A Mississippi woman has pleaded not guilty
to a murder charge in the 1980 shooting death of a University of
South Alabama classmate in an alleged act of jealousy.

A Mobile County judge on Thursday set a May trial date for 47-year-old Jamie Kellam Letson of Pascagoula.

But the judge did not immediately rule on her bid for reduced bail. She was returned to jail in Mobile on her current $500,000 bail.

Letson is charged with murder in the Feb. 21, 1980 slaying of 18-year-old Katherine Foster, also of Pascagoula. Foster had been shot twice in the back of her head with a .22-caliber gun.

Her body was left in woods near the USA campus in Mobile.

Letson was arrested Nov. 21 at a homeless shelter in Jackson,
Miss.


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