NEW: Indicted Miss. mayor hospitalized, loses primary
The indicted mayor of Mississippi's largest city was hospitalized just before losing his bid for re-election in a contentious Democratic primary.
Unofficial results show Jackson Mayor Frank Melton came in fourth Tuesday. He had to finish first or second to be in a runoff.
Melton's lawyer, John Reeves, says the 60-year-old first-term mayor was in the hospital but would not give his condition.
He did say, "we all hope and pray for his good health."
Melton had faced nine Democratic challengers in the city's primary. Next week, he faces a second trial on federal civil rights charges in a vigilante-style raid on a duplex he considered a crackhouse.
Harvey Johnson, the former mayor whom Melton unseated in 2005, and city council member Marshand Crisler advanced to a runoff.