In Mississippi, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has charged James Fulgham in the shooting deaths of his girlfriend Zina Williams, 36, and her 7-year-old son Zacchesus Williams. According to WJTV, the suspect has been charged with two counts of capital murder, one count of arson and could face additional charges.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office said Zina and her son were found dead after firefighters arrived to a fire call at 548 Wash Drive in Lauderdale County, Mississippi on Oct. 9. Scott County deputies were called to the scene after firefighters discovered the two bodies which had both been shot inside the burning home, WJTV 12 News reported.
“It looks like, in just the preliminary (investigation), the child may have heard the gunshot, got scared, hollered, and then became a victim, himself,” Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee told WAPT. Investigators believe an argument between Zina and Fulgham may have led to the shooting.
According to NBC affiliate WLBT-TV, Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said, “It looks like she was shot once. The child was shot at least three times, maybe more.”
He added that neighbors, who spoke with investigators, heard “a small altercation and also heard what they believe were gunshots.”
Sheriff Lee added that neighbors saw Fulgham leaving the residence alone.
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Source: Black Enterprise