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Man accused of beating his mother to death with hammer, JPD says

By Madeleine Nolan

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    JACKSON, Mississippi (WAPT) — Jackson police say a man is accused of beating his mother to death with a hammer.

Sam Brown, public information officer for the Jackson Police Department, said it happened Wednesday evening at a home on Lakewood Drive.

Police said Dekarius Funches, 21, is accused of killing his mother, Latasha Funches, 42.

Brown said Dekarius Funches fled the scene after the attack. After a high-speed chase, police said he was captured in Carroll County.

There is no word on a motive or exact charges.

This is the 67th homicide reported in Jackson so far this year.

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