Warnock claims Canton official offered to have journalist, Madison mayor killed

CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – A former Madison County engineer claims a Canton official offered murder-for-hire services that targeted a journalist and Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler…

…In September 2016, Warnock said he complained to Anderson about unfavorable press coverage from Michael Simmons of the Madison County Journal, and a few weeks later, Anderson offered to have his New Orleans and Chicago “family” kill Simmons for $10,000.

Warnock said Anderson also offered to have Hawkins-Butler killed for the same price.

This happened when Warnock was the engineer for CMU.