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Police: Woman now wanted for murder in boyfriend’s death

January 11, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A woman who told police that her boyfriend shot himself is now wanted for his murder.

Sgt. Roderick Holmes said Friday that police have charged 28-year-old Jakia Thomas with murder and are looking for her to arrest her.

Thomas originally told police that her boyfriend, 32-year-old Demarcus Harris, shot himself in December. Harris later died in a hospital.

Holmes, though, says police later concluded that Thomas had shot Harris. She was charged with domestic aggravated assault and released on $3,500 bail. Now police want to re-arrest her and take her to court to face the upgraded murder charge.

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This story has been corrected to show the last name of the dead mean is Harris, not Henry.

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