Update: Winona man arrested in connection with triple homicide in Carroll County


Update: Investigators say a Winona man shot and killed his wife and two other people at her birthday party after she tried to stop him from driving drunk.

News outlets report 30-year-old Michael Barnhill is charged with three counts of homicide and two counts of attempted murder.

Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker says Barnhill is jailed without bond. It was not immediately clear Wednesday whether Barnhill is represented by an attorney.

Witnesses told investigators that Marlee Jones Barnhill kept the keys to the couple’s truck during the gathering Friday, the night before what would have been her 27th birthday.

Walker says Michael Barnhill shot her in the chest, then fatally shot the party’s hosts, Jim Harrell and his wife, Brooks Harrell. (AP)


3-4-2019: A Winona man in behind bars after a shooting Friday night that killed three people in Carroll County.

Sheriff Clint Walker said deputies arrested 30-year-old Michael Martin Barnhill at the same home where the shooting occurred, a house on County Road 135 between Carollton and Greenwood.

According to Walker, two victims died at the scene. The third died on the way to the hospital.

The names of the victims have not been released.

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