3 charged in death of Southern Miss CB Daniels

Jun 14, 2024, 06:36 PM ET HATTIESBURG, Miss.– 3 individuals were arrested Friday and charged with capital murder in the death of Southern Miss defensive back Marcus “MJ” Daniels Jr., authorities said.Daniels, 21, was killed Tuesday at an apartment complex in Hattiesburg.Hattiesburg Police Chief Hardy Sims said those charged are

Orlando Might, 18, of Hattiesburg; Allen Marcus Gardner, 17, of Houston; and Samir Green, 16, of Hattiesburg. Sims stated the two juveniles are charged as adults.May is likewise charged with one count of tried carjacking, one count of felony avoiding and 2 counts of

grand larceny car. Gardner and Green are also charged with one count each of attempted armed carjacking.Editor’s Picks The Associated Press called the Forrest County Constable’s Department, the Hattiesburg Municipal Court and the public defender’s workplace Friday to try to find out whether Might, Gardner and Green are represented by attorneys who might talk about their behalf. Employees who answered the phones at the sheriff’s department and the court stated they did not know, and an employee at the general public protector’s workplace stated that office was not representing them as of Friday.Daniels was a beginning cornerback last season for Southern Miss. He tied for the team lead in interceptions with 3 and had 29 tackles in 12 games. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior transferred to security for the 2024 season and was anticipated to begin again, the Hattiesburg American reported.The university and its athletic department stated in a declaration Wednesday that therapy was available to members of the football group and others affected by his death.Daniels played his very first two college seasons at Ole Miss before moving to Southern Miss in 2023.

He formerly starred at George County High School.

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