Post On Social Media Site Leads To Murder - - Jackson, MS

Post On Social Media Site Leads To Murder

An argument over a post on twitter has led to the death of a Rankin County teenager. 21 year old Dorian Cyrus is being held in the Rankin County jail.

Cyrus is being charged with murder. It happened Friday afternoon around 2:30 on Gilbert Circle off Luckney Road.

19 year old Jeffery Taylor Jenkins was stabbed once in the chest outside his home. Family members tell us he and Cyrus had gone to school together and had been friends.

Chief Deputy Bryan Bailey tells WLBT Cyrus and Jenkins had been arguing in the last week. Family members tell us the argument was over a post on facebook or twitter involving a girl. Friday that argument escalated into violence.

"It's not worth it, losing your life over a girl or over he say or she say. Somebody got to have some sense. Somebody just think, just think. It is just not worth it to lose your life. He was only 19 years old", said Thelma Paige, the murder victim's aunt.

After the stabbing Cyrus drove to his girlfriend's home on Henderson Road where he was arrested.

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