Cop Killer To Be Set Free

Oxford, Ms

By: Charlie Hoots

Daniel Cummings, a former Ole Miss student that killed University of Mississippi police officer Robert Langley on October 21, 2006, is planned to be released from prison after serving less than half of his original sentence of 20 years.

Cummings’ release is part of the Mississippi Department of Corrections “Earned Release Supervision Program”

He will remain on supervised probation until 2020.

This shocking news came to light Thursday when the Lafayette County Circuit Court received A Notification of Release stating that Cummings will be released from prison into the custody of his parents who live in DeSoto County on July 28.

You may remember Cummings pleaded guilty in 2007 to manslaughter for the 2006, killing of officer Langley. The officer was dragged more than 200 yards to his death as Cummings was attempting to escape. Cummings had drugs and alcohol in his system when the incident happened.

It was understood at the time of his sentencing that Cummings would have to serve at least 85% of his sentence before being eligible for release.

The department of corrections are not commenting on why Cummings is serving less that 50% of his sentence.

District Attorney Ben Creekmore, reached late this afternoon said, “We have been making calls all day today and so have law enforcement from around the Oxford area. It’s my understanding at this point that his release is going to be reconsidered”.

Creekmore went on to say “We will continue to follow the case to make sure this doesn’t happen.”

Law enforcement and citizens from all over North Mississippi are outraged that the state would even consider this action because of the violence of this crime.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the Mississippi Department Of Corrections to voice their opinions on this early release.