Judge refuses to drop charges against local man in Mississippi murder

JACKSON COUNTY, Mississippi – A judge is refusing to drop charges Monday against a New Orleans man accused of stabbing a transgender woman to death.

Dwanya Hickerson, 20, is charged with capital murder in the death of 25-year-old Dee Whigham. Hickerson is in the Navy and was arrested in late July.

Police said surveillance video shows Hickerson leaving a hotel room just after the murder.

An autopsy found Whigham was stabbed more than a hundred times and her throat was cut three times.

(© 2016 WWL)


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