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Woman pleads guilty in husband’s death

A Warren County woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of her husband.

Ninth Circuit District Attorney Ricky Smith said Becky Gail Harris, 51, entered the guilty plea at a 9 a.m. hearing Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court. Circuit Judge M. James Chaney set sentencing for May 27.

Harris, 610 Smedes St., was indicted on the charge in May 2017 by a Warren County grand jury.

She was accused of shooting her husband, 61-year-old Alfred “Stan” Harris, in the back of the head during an argument at the couple’s home.

On Sept. 12, 2016, officers were called to the couple’s Smedes Street home about a shooting, and as they arrived on the scene, Harris flagged them down and reported a shooting occurred inside her home.

Officers found Alfred Harris dead in a bedroom.

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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