- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

FULTON, Miss. (AP) - Itawamba County authorities say first degree murder charges have been filed against a man in the stabbing death of a woman in the Fairview community.

Sheriff Chris Dickinson says in a statement that 52-year-old Jimmy Carpenter is charged in the death of 65-year-old Sharon R. Johnson of Fairview. Carpenter is being held Friday in the county jail pending an initial court appearance. It is unclear if Carpenter has an attorney.

Dickinson says Johnson’s body was found Thursday night at her home. Dickinson says she had been stabbed multiple times.

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