Mother, Stepfather Accused of ‘Traumatic and Horrific’ Murder of 17-Year-Old Girl in Mississippi

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Source: Hinds County District Attorney’s Office

May 11 2023, Published 12:31 p.m. ET

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The mother and stepfather of a teenager who was killed in Mississippi are both headed to prison after each was convicted of her murder.

On Oct. 31, 2020, officers in Jackson responded to the residence of LaTiffany Chambers and Danny Dabbs after receiving a report about an unresponsive person, WLBT reported.

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At the scene, officers found Chambers’ daughter, Lamonica Tucker, 17, suffering what appeared to be physical abuse. The girl was rushed to an area hospital, where she later died.

An investigation into Tucker’s death was launched, and detectives determined two of Chambers’ other children in the home, a 12-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy, were also physically abused.

Chambers and the children’s stepfather, Dabbs, were both arrested and each charged with capital murder and child abuse.


Dabs pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of felony child abuse and received a total sentence of 50 years, according to WLBT.

Chambers was convicted of murder and she received a life sentence without the possibility of parole as well as an additional 10 years for each child abuse count, the station reported.

“This is the end of a truly traumatic and horrific crime of physical, mental, and sexual abuse,” Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens said of the case. “Our office will continue to fight for and protect all children from those that commit these acts.”


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