PASCAGOULA -- Circuit Judge Kathy King Jackson on Monday set an Aug. 22 trial date for a Hurley man accused of stabbing a woman to death during a December 2014 robbery in Jackson County.
A Jackson County grand jury has indicted Scottie Lakeith Street, 37, on a charge of capital murder in the Dec. 9, 2014, killing of Frankie Fairley, 55, a wife and mother who also lived in the Hurley community.
Street pleaded not guilty.
On Monday, Street was shackled, chained and dressed in yellow jail jumpsuit. He did not comment on the case.
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A resident of Polktown Road, Street is accused of stabbing Fairley to death and stealing her van, which police say he used later that day in a strong-arm robbery at a D’Iberville convenience store.
D'Iberville police arrested Street on robbery charges there.
Jackson County sheriff's deputies found Fairley's body in a field near Polktown and Davis Sawmill roads a day after the robbery and killing. She and Street both lived on Polktown Road at the time.
The field where Fairley's body was found was a short distance from her home.
Fairley was last seen by her husband when she left their home around 3 p.m. She asked her husband to watch a pot of food simmering on the stove until she returned.
Her family reported her missing when she didn't return home that night. Fairley was headed to East Central High School in her gold 2004 Honda Odyssey van when the alleged attack occurred.
If convicted, Street could go to prison for life without the possibility of parole or face a possible death sentence.
Street remains jailed without bond.