Capital murder suspect pleads guilty

Capital murder suspect Barren Lecour “Bam Bam” Borden pleaded guilty this morning to capital murder and arson in the 2008 double kidnapping and execution-style killing before Circuit Judge Dale Harkey.

Borden and two others, Eddie James “Stretch” Pugh IV and Pugh’s girlfriend, Torenda A. Tory (Brooks) Whitmore, each were indicted on a state charge of capital murder in an Oct. 8, 2008, double kidnapping that ended in the execution-style slaying of South Carolina native Byron Kelsey McCoy.

Borden is the second of the three to go to trial in Jackson County on the capital murder charge. He’s facing a maximum sentence of death.

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