Politician Who Photographed Opponent Ailing Wife Commits Suicide

Mark Mayfield, the Mississippi Tea Party leader recently arrested over conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran bedridden wife in her nursing home, has committed suicide.

Mayfield was the vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, and he actively campaigned against re-elected Cochran before shooting himself in the head.

Mark Mayfield mug shot

Mayfield was arrested in May for conspiring with political activist Clayton Kelly and high school soccer coach Richard Sager to photograph Cochran’s bedridden wife in her nursing home. Continue reading