Mississippi Man Denied Bail For Murder Charge of Pregnant Woman

Terrence Sample was denied bail for the two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping of Makayla Winston.

What We Know: 

  • For the bail, a special appointed judge had to be called in because two justice court judges in the county knew Sample’s mother, who works as a judge in neighboring Attala County.
  • Last seen last Thursday night, Winston was found Monday on a deserted road on State Park Road in the county a few days after her family first reported her missing.
  • Mississippi is one of 38 states with a fetal homicide law, allowing murder charges to be levied against suspects for the death of an unborn child. Winston was nine months pregnant when found on Monday.
  • Sample has denied having any connection with Winston.
  • Holmes County Sheriff Willie March told reporters on Tuesday that he expects that a charge of capital murder will be added against Sample.

Justice needs to be served.