Father found dead in cell after allegedly shooting daughter in Franklin County

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Samuel Scott

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A man alleged for shooting his 5-year-old daughter in the neck was found dead on Thursday.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff, Samuel Scott, Jr. was found hanging from a sheet this morning in his cell at the Franklin County Jail. It expected to have been a suicide.

This is incident is now being investigated by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

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