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28-year-old Mississippi man sentenced for killing 62-year-old girlfriend

A Vicksburg man accused of killing his 62-year-old girlfriend in May 2016 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty in Warren County Circuit Court to second-degree murder in her death.

He was also ordered to pay $1,384.50 in fines, fees and court costs.

Dexter Smith, 28, was arrested May 24, 2016, in the death of Mary Etta Warren, who died from blunt force trauma to the head that occurred during an argument between the couple at her home on Roseland Drive.

Warren was found dead by fire department paramedics responding to a 12:15 p.m. E911 medical call at her home. The medics immediately notified police.

(Originally published by The Vicksburg Post)

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