WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A handyman is accused of using a Catholic priest’s own gun to kill him at a beachfront house in Mississippi, then taking his exwife and kids on a Disney World vacation in the dead cleric’s car, authorities said. They had bought threeday passes to the theme park and were preparing to make an early start Tuesday when the suspect was arrested.
Jeremy Wayne Manieri was taken into custody without incident about 6 a.m. at a hotel in Polk County, Fla., after police tracked the priest’s stolen car using its anti-theft device, Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Jon Kalahar said. Manieri will be charged with murder once he’s brought back to Waveland, Miss.
Police said the man’s exwife did not know the car was stolen or how her husband got it and she was not expected to face charges.