- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - Hernando police have arrested at 19-year-old woman in what authorities say is the northwest Mississippi city’s first homicide since 1996.

Police Chief Mile Riley says Tomeshia Odom is charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of 21-year-old Jasmine Smith on Tuesday.

Riley says Odom is in the DeSoto County Jail on a $500,000 bond. She is due in court on Jan. 14.

Riley says detectives continue to investigate the slaying.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1yEW4Z8 ) that last year, there were eight homicides in DeSoto County, an increase over 2013 where there was one murder.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com


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