Husband arrested for murder of wife in Holmes County - - Jackson, MS

Husband arrested for murder of wife in Holmes County

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HOLMES COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said an arrest has been made in the shooting death of a Holmes County woman. 

March said authorities received a call Saturday around 2:40 p.m. about a residential shooting. When officials arrived they found 44-year-old Remell Blanden fatally injured. 

Sunday, Remell's husband, 59-year-old Walter Blanden, was arrested and charged with his wife's murder. The couple lived at their 99 Thurmon Street  home with their children. 

March said Remell appeared to have been shot once in the head. Blanden sustained a knife wound and was transported to a Jackson hospital.

Sheriff March said the children told authorities Walter shot his wife.

He will be released from the hospital sometime Sunday and will be held at the Holmes County Sheriff's Department.

Blanden will appear in court for his initial court appearance on Tuesday. 

March said Blanden was supposedly moving out of the home and from what officials gather an argument ensued, leading to the deadly shooting.

Remell's body was brought to Jackson for an autopsy. 

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