OXFORD, Miss. (LocalMemphis.com) – A judge denied bond for Matthew Kinne, the now-former Oxford, Mississippi police officer, accused of killing mother of four, Dominique Clayton, Sunday night.
Local attorney Carlos Moore represents the Clayton family. They held a news conference Friday afternoon. The Clayton family crowded the courthouse steps in Oxford as Moore addressed Local 24 News and other media about the young mother’s murder.
One of Clayton’s four children found her shot in the back of the head inside their Oxford home Sunday.
Oxford Police Officer Matthew Kinne is charged with killing her. We’re told the two were having an affair for about a year. She tried to break things off, but family members claim Kinne wouldn’t leave her alone and killed her.
Moore says this could end up being a capital murder case, which involves the death penalty. If that happens, the family wants Kinne to be executed by firing squad.
“Mississippi made it a law we can execute people by firing squad. I believe lethal injection is not good enough. This man needs to be executed by firing squad for what he did if he is found guilty in a court of law,” said Moore.
The Clayton family says they’re grateful that the interim Oxford Police Chief is standing by them. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.