Bond set for Lafayette County murder suspect

Jimmy Hester | Photo: Lafayette County Sheriff's Department

A response to a domestic disturbance and gunshots led to the arrest of a man for murder in Lafayette County on Friday.

Posted: May 31, 2019 6:07 PM
Updated: Jun 3, 2019 4:36 PM

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A response to a domestic disturbance and gunshots led to the arrest of a man for murder in Lafayette County on Friday. 

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home on County Road 371, and there they found a female who had been shot and killed, according to Maj. Alan Wilburn with the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department. 

Investigators arrested Jimmy Hester, 76, at the scene.

He is charged with the murder of Lou Lou Hester, Wilburn confirmed on Monday. 

Hester's bond was set at $200,000.

Editor's Note: This article was updated on June 3 to include the name of the victim. 

Article Comments

Tupelo
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 62°
Columbus
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 64°
Oxford
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
Starkville
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 64°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather