Sheriff: Death was likely murder-attempted suicide

Published 10:57 pm Saturday, October 18, 2008

Monroe County Sheriff Andy Hood says the shooting death of a 20-year-old Smithville woman appears to have been a planned murder-suicide.

However, Amanda Christine Suggs’ assailant, 20-year-old Casey Young of Mooreville, remained in critical condition Friday in a Tupelo hospital.

Hood says Suggs’ body was found Wednesday night in the front yard of a Smithville residence. She died from a gunshot to the head.

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Hood says Young also was found at the scene with a gunshot wound in the head. He was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Hood says the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute.