Police: Son arrested after beating mother to death with hammer
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 5:24 PM MDT
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT/Gray News) - Police in Mississippi are investigating a homicide where a mother was killed by her son.
The Jackson Police Department reports Dekarius Funches, 21, was taken into custody earlier this week in connection with the death of his 42-year-old mother, Latasha Funches.
Dekarius Funches allegedly beat his 42-year-old mother to death with a hammer at a residence about 15 minutes outside of downtown Jackson, as reported by WLBT.
Officers said the 21-year-old was arrested in Carroll County after he took off from the scene and led police on a pursuit.
Jackson police didn’t release any further immediate details, but the investigation remains ongoing.
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