Suspect in Mississippi professor slaying found dead, linked to second murder

Shannon Lamb, the suspect in two Mississippi murders
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Shannon Lamb, the suspect in Monday's shooting death of a Delta State University history professor, said "he's not going to jail," Mississippi police said Monday evening, and he's not. Lamb died of self-inflicted gun wounds Monday night, after being confronted by police, The Associated Press reports. Police say that Lamb, 45, killed not only assistant professor Ethan Schmidt, 39, but also Amy Prentiss, 41, a woman he lived with in Gautier, Mississippi, some 300 miles south of Delta State's campus in Cleveland, Mississippi.

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