Mississippi Man Arrested in Decapitation Death Of Mother

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WIGGINS, MS (Ben Caxton) — The discovery of the decapitated body of a woman who relatives thought was on a cruise has led to the arrest of her son. According to the Stone County Sheriff’s Department, 29-year-old Terrell Johnson had been telling inquiring relatives that his mother, 51-year-old Sherry Johnson, a Hattiesburg High School counselor, was away on a cruise. Instead, police called on a welfare check found her body outside her home near Wiggins on Wednesday. The coroner said the remains had been there several days, and the Sheriff added that Johnson had been assaulted multiple times. investigators are trying to determine whether more than one person attacked her. Terrell Johnson was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and remains jailed without bond.

 


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