A prominent lawyer and leader of the Mississippi Tea Party, who was arrested in connection with photos posted online of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife, died on Friday of an apparent suicide, the man’s attorney said. Mark Mayfield, 57, was a founding member of the state’s Tea Party and had served as its vice chairman, the organization said. “This is a terrible tragedy that shouldn’t have happened,” Mayfield’s lawyer and brother-in-law, John Reeves, told Reuters. Mayfield was found lying on the floor of a garage storage room with a single gunshot wound to his head, according to the police department in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Mayfield’s death comes after state Senator Chris McDaniel, who had the backing of conservative Tea Party groups, lost a bitterly contested primary runoff against Cochran on Tuesday for the Republican Senate nomination.
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