CHARGED: Boyfriend charged in woman’s death

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Vicksburg man faces a charge of second degree murder in the Monday death of his 62-year-old girlfriend at her home on Roseland Drive.

Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said Dexter Smith, 27, will have his initial appearance at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Vicksburg Municipal Court.

Smith is accused of killing Marry Warren during an argument at Warren’s home Monday afternoon. He was taken into custody and held at the Issaquena County Correctional Facility for questioning. Williams said he will be transferred to the Warren County Jail after is initial appearance.

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Warren was found dead by fire department paramedics responding to a 12:15 p.m. E911 medical call at her home at 119 Roseland Drive, and immediately called police for help.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey, and Smith was taken into custody.

Her body sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for an autopsy, where the state medical examiner ruled the death a homicide and listed the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the victim’s head.

Officers also collected items at the scene for evidence and sent them to the crime lab to determine what was used to cause Warren’s death.


About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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