Stephanie Stephens Dies in Prison

Stephanie Stephens, the Hattiesburg woman who was convicted in 2003 of killing her physician husband, has died.

Stephens died at Central Mississippi Hospital in Jackson around noon today, after being taken there from a Rankin County correctional facility Friday afternoon, that according to Rankin County Coroner Jimmy Roberts.

Roberts says an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Stephens was serving life in prison for the 2001 drug injection murder of her husband Dr. David Stephens.

Her trial received national media attention.