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Judge lowers bond for Itawamba murder suspect

Avery Underwood | Photo: Itawamba County Jail

Bond has been lowered for an Itawamba County man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife.

Posted: Mar 27, 2019 4:09 PM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Bond has been lowered for an Itawamba County man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife.

Avery Underwood, 23, remains in the county jail following an arraignment on a grand jury indictment.

Underwood is charged in the death of Destiny Underwood, 19, at their Fulton home on June 5, 2018.

Investigators believe the woman was choked to death during a physical assault.

His bond was originally set at $1 million but a judge lowered the bond to $250,000.

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