- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson police have made another arrest in a homicide that is almost a year old.

Police said Haneefah Muhammad, 34, was arrested Tuesday on unrelated charges and questioned by investigators in the 2013 death of Felisha Spann, 41, of Jackson. Muhammad was later charged with murder in that case and booked into the city jail.

“We believe this is the person who pulled the trigger,” Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith told WAPT-TV (https://bit.ly/1pNDhUg). “We do have others that we’re looking into, but that was a major, major investigation that was done very successfully.”

Smith said the two women knew each other, but wouldn’t release the motive in the case or what led investigators to Muhammad. Investigators don’t believe Muhammad was working alone, Smith said.

Spann was shot in the head and left in a field owned by the Greater Bethlehem Temple on Aug. 27, 2013. Police say her badly decomposed body was found by a church deacon walking the property.

Police say Michael Buck, 48, was arrested in the death last year, but was recently released from jail after a grand jury declined to indict him.

It was unclear whether Muhammad has an attorney. Smith said the case would be again presented to a grand jury.

Some members of Spann’s family wept during Tuesday news conference where Smith and Jackson police announced the arrest,

“It feels real great to have a closure for my daughter, from leaving her out there for the birds to get her, and so on. It was terrible. I’m glad they got this lady who killed my daughter,” Lawrence Spann said.

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Information from: WAPT-TV, https://www.wapt.com

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