Bond reduced for 75-year-old 1st-degree murder suspect in Forrest Co.

Harriet Howe, 75.
Harriet Howe, 75.(Forrest County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 25, 2023 at 4:12 PM CDT
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FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A 75-year-old woman accused of first-degree murder had her bond reduced Friday in Justice Court at the Forrest County Adult Detention Center.

Officials said Harriet Howe waived her preliminary hearing. Her bond was reduced from a previously set $1 million to $500,000.

As of Friday afternoon, Harriet Howe still was listed on the jail’s inmate roster

Judge Wes Curry presided over Harriet Howe’s hearing.

The case will be bound over to the grand jury, an official said.

In July, Harriet Howe was charged with first-degree murder in the 2018 death of her husband, George Howe, at their home in the Dixie community.

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office said advancements in digital forensics and the continued efforts of FCSO investigators uncovered key evidence that finally led to the arrest.

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