Fight at basketball game turns deadly for Mississippi teen, family charged in connection to murder

Source: Claiborne County Sheriff’s

Jun. 20 2021, Published 4:51 p.m. ET

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Trash talk at a basketball game turned deadly for one teen and now two people in Mississippi face charges in connection to his death.

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The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office received an 11 report of a stabbing at the Hermanville Apartments on May 25. It was reported that a boy was stabbed and unresponsive. 

The male was identified as D’Tavious Dorsey

According to witnesses, a 14-year-old, later identified as Twaneshia Hicks, reportedly stabbed Dorsey during a fight, the sheriff’s office stated. Dorsey was transported by a personal vehicle to the Claiborne County Medical Center, where he died from his injury.

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The altercation stemmed from a dispute between the juveniles over a basketball game, according to deputies.

“After the initial fight, Twaneshia called her aunt, Tarrinette Hicks, who in turn notified Twaneshia’s mother, Twan Hicks. They arrived and accompanied Twaneshia to the location of the fight to confront Dorsey,” The Claiborne County Sheriff’s said in a statement.

“In the process, another physical altercation ensued and Twaneshia stabbed D’Tavious Dorsey, causing his death.”

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The two women and Hicks were interviewed and charged in connection to the murder of Dorsey.

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Claiborne County Sheriff Edward Goods said Hicks was charged as an adult, and the two women are being charged because “the incident could have been avoided.”

Twaneshia Hicks appeared before a judge in Claiborne County and bail was set at $100,000. The other two women had bail set at $50,0000.


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