Man arrested in murder of La. priest was on his way to visit Disney, cops say

| July 19, 2011

(CBS/WTSP) Winter Haven, Fla. – Detectives in central Florida have arrested a murder suspect from Mississippi who's accused of shooting a priest in the head Sunday, while he was also apparently making plans to take his kids to Disney World, reports CBS affiliate WTSP.

31-year-old Jeremy Wayne Manieri was arrested early Tuesday morning in the killing of Edward Everitt, a 70-year-old priest from Hammond, La., says WTSP. Manieri was wanted by authorities in Waveland, Miss.

Polk County deputies said they found Manieri at a Days Inn Hotel located on U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont, Fla.

Manieri worked as the maintenance man at the Dominican Retreat House in Waveland, where the body of Father Everitt was found around Monday afternoon by a caretaker at the house, according to police.

He allegedly killed Father Everitt with the priest's own .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol, WTSP reported.

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