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Murder suspect's bond set at $1.5 million


A Hattiesburg murder suspect's bond was set at $1.5 million Wednesday during his initial appearance.

Shelvin Lanell Jones, 38, is charged with murder for the weekend death of Eboni Newsome, 22.

According to Hattiesburg police Jones was apprehended in the Palmer's Crossing area on Tuesday morning.

Newsome died from what appears to be injuries she sustained in an aggravated assault according to Lamar County Deputy Coroner Andy Geske. Geske also stated the body will be sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Hattiesburg police received a call of a woman laying in the roadway in the 500 block of Cox Street in the Palmer's Crossing area in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Upon arrival they found Newsome who was suffering from numerous contusions and injuries.

She was transported from the scene to Wesley Medical Center where she passed away Sunday morning.

Newsome's death was the second homicide of the weekend, and the eighth of the year in Hattiesburg.

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