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Craft, accused of 2020 murder of Andrew Prudhomme, gets $10,000 bond

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Bennard Craft, second from left, was escorted to court by Vicksburg Police officers Sgt. Claude Billings, Sgt. Bobby Jones, and Lt. Joe Shows. Also pictured is Deputy Chief Eric Paymon on the far left. (Photo by David Day)

Although it has been two years since Andrew Prudhomme was brutally murdered, his alleged killer has still not gone to trial.  On Friday, the accused was granted a $10,000 bond.

26-year-old Bennard Craft is accused of knocking on Prudhomme’s door and then shooting him multiple times on the night of June 24, 2020.

Prudhomme’s mother, Tammy English, says that backlogs at the crime lab have stalled the prosecution of her son’s case.

“We had to wait for pieces of evidence to come back, and some of which is still not. The case has not been turned over to the local district attorney’s office because they’re still waiting on information,” Dr. English told WBLT.

On Friday, Craft attended his fifth bond hearing in Warren County court, where he was given a $10,000 bond and ordered to wear an ankle bracelet when he is released to his father in Port Gibson.

“The English family is so disappointed in the failure of our justice system,” Tammy English said.

 

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