Tragic Incident: Woman Dies After Assault at Merit Health Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi

Woman dies following attack at Merit Health; suspect in custody

A woman tragically lost her life on Tuesday night after being assaulted by another patient at Merit Health hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. According to JPD Detective Tommie Brown, a man is currently in custody and has been charged with murder in connection to the incident.

The attack took place on the sixth floor of the hospital, where the victim was transported to UMMC for treatment. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart has indicated that her death appears to have resulted from the assault. An autopsy will be conducted by the State Crime Lab as the case remains under investigation.

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