Fulton man in custody for suspected murder of wife

From The Itawamba County Times:

A Fulton man has been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of his wife.

On Tuesday morning, Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said Avery Underwood, 20, had been taken into custody for the suspected homicide of his 19-year-old wife, Destiny Underwood.

As of press deadline Tuesday morning, Underwood had not been charged. Dickinson said he would likely go before a judge for an initial court hearing Tuesday afternoon.

“Obviously, he’s going to be facing some serious charges,” the sheriff said.

Investigators believe the crime took place at the suspect and victim’s home on Footney-Brown Road at approximately 5 a.m.

Dickinson said the details of the crime are still under investigation. The victim appears to have been strangulated, he said. The victim’s body will be autopsied to determine the exact cause of death.

Deputies responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call from a family member.


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