Man Stabbed To Death Over 'Homosexual Gestures,' Police In Mississippi Say

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Source: Jackson police; MEGA

May 4 2022, Published 10:14 a.m. ET

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Police said “homosexual gestures” was the motive behind a fatal stabbing in Mississippi.

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Around 8 a.m. on May 3, police in Jackson, Mississippi, responded to Baker Street for a death.

When officers arrived, they found a black man with multiple stab wounds in the torso and neck area, according to Jackson police. The victim was found in an abandoned house and the remains have not been identified.

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Investigators were led to nearby Ohio Street, where police arrested Reshawn Jones, 29, in connection to the case. But police did not say how they identified him.

Jones confessed to the murder, police noted.

The motive police gave was “homosexual gestures,” but they did not offer further details.

“This homicide is another senseless act of violence in the City of Jackson that are between people who have some sort of previous association with each other,” police said in announcing the arrest.


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