Mississippi man accused in slaying of 75-year-old woman

Published 10:53 am Thursday, May 16, 2019

(AP) — A central Mississippi man is accused in the death of a 75-year-old woman.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March tells local news outlets that Antony Fisher is charged with murder in the death of Ora Lee Irvin.

A niece found Irvin dead in her backyard on May 3 when she stopped by to drop off food. Irvin had been shot in the head.

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March says investigators were tipped to Fisher’s involvement, with someone reporting that two men had picked up Fisher near Irvin’s house. Fisher allegedly was wearing a hoodie with items underneath. Investigators also found the Pickens resident used Irvin’s cell phone.

Fisher was arrested Friday on a separate armed robbery charge in Lexington.

He remains jailed with bail set at $200,000. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.