Man Convicted of Killing Ole Miss Officer Set for Release

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A prosecutor said he will try to block the state's planned release of an inmate convicted in the 2006 killing of a University of Mississippi police officer. The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued a notice Thursday that Daniel Cummings, 31, will be released from prison July 28 after serving less than half of a 20-year sentence, The Oxford Eagle reported . Cummings pleaded guilty in 2007 to manslaughter for the dragging death of officer Robert Langley. Cummings was a second-year University of Mississippi student from Germantown, Tennessee, when Langley pulled him over in traffic on Oct. 21, 2006. Authorities said Langley reached in and tried to turn off the pickup truck Cummings was driving, and Cummings suddenly...

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