(Oxford, MS) Regis Mister, the 25-year-old son of Dr. Carol Levett Gary, was arrested for Friday’s double murder in Oxford, Miss.
Gary and her 12-year-old son, Patrick Earl Gary, Jr., were found dead from gunshot wounds in their home in the South Oaks subdivision in the 200 block of County Road 301.
Mister, a former officer in Yalobousha County who was living with them, called police this morning.
“We know Regis as a productive citizen,” Chief Joey East said. “We’ve not had any encounter with him of violence or crime.”
He was at the home when police arrived and admitted to the crime. Other family members were also present when authorities arrived.
Mister is charged with two counts of murder.
East said there is “no motive at this time…nothing that would explain this tragedy.”
Gary was the principal at Davidson Elementary School in Water Valley, Miss.
Dozens of people who knew the victims came to offer their condolences.
The outpouring of support was no surprise to people who worked with Gary.
“I was not surprised to see as many people as I saw. Because I know she touched many lives,” said Calendra Morgan.
Morgan said Gary was more than an administrator, “I mean she meant business but you could talk to her about personal issues as well. And I am going to miss her.”
News Channel 3 has confirmed that the Mississippi State Auditor has been investigating Mister for embezzlement since June 2012.