The start of the federal murder trial of Roland Mitchell Dampeer, 28, in the Northern District Court of the United States District Court has been moved from Apr. 13 to June 1 by a federal judge after Dampeer’s defense filed for a continuance.
Dampeer was charged in the Jan. 16, 2020, shooting death of Sherry Ingold, a rural postal worker delivering mail along Highway 35 in Hesterville. The suspect also faces a federal charge for discharging a firearm — a 9mm Ruger LCR pistol — in the incident.
Ingold, the mother of three grown children and a Hesterville native living in Lexington, succumbed to her injuries at the University of Mississippi Medical Center several weeks after the incident.