Politician found with gunshot wound to head — — Was directing BP oil spill fine money — 5th Mississippi lawmaker since NOVEMBER DEAD

Memphis Commercial Appeal, Feb. 4, 2013: State Rep. Joe Gardner of Batesville fourth Mississippi lawmaker to die since November […] Gardner died of “an apparent heart attack,” said Madison Drake, spokeswoman for Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. […] Democratic Rep. David Gibbs of West Point died Jan. 13. Two Democratic state senators, Bennie Turner of West Point and Alice Harden of Jackson, died in late 2012. […]