Two suspects held in elderly woman's death - - Jackson, MS

Two suspects held in elderly woman's death

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - New information Wednesday on the death of an elderly Rankin County woman.

Last Friday night, 85-year-old Ruth Griffin died from a single gunshot wound to the neck outside her Florence-area home.

66-year-old Robert Griffin is being held on felony obstruction of justice and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges.

48-year-old Tammy Burchfield also faces an obstruction charge.

Sheriff Ronnie Pennington said the suspects claimed Griffin shot herself, but the gun had been moved from the porch to inside the home.

The sheriff said murder charges could come once the department completes its investigation.

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