Former boyfriend arrested, charged with manslaughter in death of Katherine Sinclair

Former boyfriend arrested, charged with manslaughter in death of Katherine Sinclair
Katherine Sinclair
Katherine Sinclair

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A Laurel man has been arrested on manslaughter charges in the death of Katherine Sinclair.

Gregory Burroughs, 38, who was Sinclair's boyfriend at the time of her death, turned himself in to the Jones County Sheriff's Department after a Jones County grand jury indicted him for manslaughter. Burroughs has been booked in the Jones County Jail.

Sinclair died from a gunshot wound to the head on June 2, which she sustained the night before in her parked car inside Burrough's garage in the Windermere Subdivision near Laurel.

Around 9 p.m. on June 1, Laurel Police responded to a home in the Windermere Subdivision after her boyfriend Gregory Burroughs called 911 and said his girlfriend (Sinclair) had shot herself in the head in the garage.

Police found Sinclair in the driver's seat with nothing on but a t-shirt, suffering from a gunshot wound to the right side of her head. Officers and paramedics administered first aid, and she was taken out of the vehicle, placed on the concrete floor of the garage and was still breathing but not responsive, according to police reports.

When investigators arrived on scene, Burroughs was transported to the Laurel Police Department for questioning. He was held, but not charged.

The case went before a grand jury in September.