42-year-old charged with murder for stabbing Wendy’s employee to death

McWilliams is a convicted felon who served time in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for armed robbery and manslaughter.

42-year-old charged with murder for stabbing Wendy’s employee to death
42-year-old Edward DeLawrence McWilliams charged second-degree murder; Source: Rankin Co. SO (Source: 42-year-old Edward DeLawrence McWilliams charged second-degree murder; Rankin Co. SO)

PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - A man is dead after a fight at a Wendy’s restaurant in Pearl.

Rankin County Coroner David Ruth identified the victim as 25-year-old Herbert Redmond of Jackson.

42-year-old Jackson man Edward De Lawrence McWilliams was arrested and charged with murder. His court date will be February 25th.

42-year-old Edward McWilliams; Source: Rankin Co. SO
42-year-old Edward McWilliams; Source: Rankin Co. SO (Source: 42-year-old Edward McWilliams; Rankin Co. SO)

Greg Flynn, Public Information Officer with the City of Pearl, said the man was stabbed after a fight with his coworker in the kitchen of the Wendy’s restaurant on Pearson Road.

Pearl Police officers were called to the restaurant just before 8:30 p.m. Redmond had been stabbed in the neck and died at the scene.

McWilliams was taken into custody and the knife was recovered at the restaurant.

He is now being held in the Rankin County Detention Center without bond.

McWilliams is a convicted felon who served time in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for armed robbery and manslaughter.

Officials said that customers were inside the building at the time.

Man stabbed to death at Wendy's; Source: WLBT
Man stabbed to death at Wendy's; Source: WLBT (Source: Man stabbed to death at Wendy's; WLBT)
Man stabbed to death at Wendy's; Source: WLBT
Man stabbed to death at Wendy's; Source: WLBT (Source: Man stabbed to death at Wendy's; WLBT)

No other injuries were reported.

This case is being turned over to Rankin County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett for prosecution.

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