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15-year-old Charged with Murder in Desoto County

DESOTO COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A 15-year-old is charged with murder and car theft in the strangulation death of a 59-year-old DeSoto County woman. Investigators say woman was strangled to death on New Year’s Eve at her home near the Tate County line. The teenage suspect was apprehended at a traffic stop caught in the victim’s vehicle about 10 miles away and confessed to murder. The body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office; no motive for the murder has been revealed.

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