Man arrested for stabbing woman behind church - - Jackson, MS

Man arrested for stabbing woman behind church

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

WLBT News has confirmed the identity of a homeless woman found stabbed to death in south Jackson on Sunday.

Gina O'Flaherty, 47, died after being stabbed in the abdomen on a property adjacent to the Southside Baptist Church on Raymond Road.

The church's Pastor, Jeff Parker, says he had ministered to O'Flaherty on multiple occasions.

Parker said O'Flaherty lived with another man in a tent on property adjacent to the church. 

Police have arrested Robert Bass, 47, and charged him with murder in O'Flaherty's death.

"It sounds almost out of character for the type of man he was," Pastor Parker said. "It doesn't sound like something he would do."

Pastor Parker says the two had lived in a tent in a wooded area behind the church.  

"She would come on Wednesday nights, eat our soup," Pastor Parker said. "She was a sweet lady, very kind, gentle."

Stay with WLBT and for updates on this developing story.

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