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‘He Assaulted Her And She Assaulted Him Back’: Mississippi Woman Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Boyfriend, Cops Say

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Source: Lowndes County Jail; UNSPLASH

Aug. 4 2022, Published 8:58 a.m. ET

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A woman in Mississippi is accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend after the two got into a domestic dispute, authorities said.

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Police in Columbus found Willie D. Jennings, 55, trapped in an overturned car shortly after 6 a.m. on July 29. After he was freed, the wounded man was rushed to an area hospital, where he died, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

Police Chief Fred Shelton said Jennings was unable to tell officers how he was stabbed and that the victim crashed while attempting to get help.

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Police identified Jennings' girlfriend, Carla Marie Hunt, 51, as a suspect in the stabbing and arrested her on a murder charge.

Shelton said Jennings and Hunt were at a residence when they “got into an argument” and “he assaulted her and she assaulted him back.”

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“Some witnesses said she was involved, that she was his girlfriend,” Shelton said, noting the suspect was charged with drug possession when officers allegedly found cocaine on her when she was taken into custody.

At the time of Jennings’ death, Hunt was out on bond in connection with a 2018 murder in which she was accused of helping to dispose of a body and clean up a crime scene.

In that case, police charged her with accessory to murder, according to Shelton.

Hunt was being held without bond for Jennings' death, police said.


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