HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for a Hattiesburg mother, daughter and her unborn child.
Family members and friends of 49-year-old Alesia Twillie and her 26-year-old daughter Anjelica remembered the lives of the two at Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
They were shot and stabbed to death multiple times Monday morning at their Hattiesburg home.
Gregory Mootye, 21, is charged with the counts of murder. He is being held in the Forrest County jail without bond.
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