Correspondence examined by Mississippi police and The New York Times, suggest a fourth person was connected to the nursing home caper centered around political blogger “Constitutional Clayton” Kelly taking the photo of Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) wife to use in an anti-Cochran video.
According to the posts reviewed by the Times, one of the men charged in connection to Kelly, Mark Mayfield, was encouraged to take Rose Cochran’s photo because Mayfield’s mother was residing at the same nursing home as the senator’s wife. Mayfield, a prominent attorney in Mississippi and tea party activist, declined and, according to the Times, set Kelly up with “a person who has not been named or charged” to help Kelly.
Kelly eventually allegedly took the photograph and was arrested and charged.
Mayfield, earlier in the year, was one of three men charged and arrested in connection to Kelly over the nursing home incident. Police have suggested that other arrests could come.
In June, Mayfield died of what police determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.