Friday, February 3, 2012

Investigators said the daughter told police that her parents got into an argument.

CORINTH — A Corinth man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to capital murder in the two thousand and ten shooting death of his wife.Preston Pegg Jr., thirty-eight, entered plea Thursday in Alcorn County Circuit Court.Prosecutors said the Peggs were separated at the time of the killing. Joanna Pegg, thirty-seven, and their seven-year-old daughter met with Pegg on July thirty, two thousand and ten, at a Michie, Tenn., home. Investigators said the daughter told police that her parents got into an argument.Prosecutors said Pegg cut his wife's throat and shot her.Pegg took his daughter, who was not harmed, to a relative's home before driving to Alcorn County, where he shot his wife again and killed her.Pegg was arrested by the Corinth police, who had been alerted of a possible homicide in McNairy County. An officer stopped the suspect's vehicle on Mississippi Highway two and found Joanna Pegg's body in the bed of the truck.Pegg also pleaded guilty to a firearm possession charge and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Thomas Gardner to twenty years, which was to run consecutively to the life sentence.

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