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Vicksburg woman arraigned for murder of boyfriend

Quintessa Shelton Source: Vicksburg PD Quintessa Shelton Source: Vicksburg PD
VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The 19-year-old Vicksburg woman accused of shooting and killing her boyfriend was arraigned for murder on Wednesday.

Quintessa Shelton appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court and was charged with first degree murder. Her bond was set at $100,000.

On Saturday night, 19-year-old Benjamin Brooks Junior was shot in the back of the shoulder on Starlight Drive and died on the scene. BJ's mother, Susie Herrings, says she heard BJ and his girlfriend were playing with a gun and he was shot by accident, but that's under investigation.

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"Some kind of justice has to be served, regardless of it was a mistake or not," said Herrings.

The family has tentatively scheduled BJ's funeral for June 10 at 2 pm. They have not yet decided on a location.

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