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21 year old held on murder

A 21-year-old man is held by Walthall authorities, charged with first degree murder following a shooting incident over the weekend.
Sheriff Kyle Breland said Jason Antonio Torres, 21, of Willie Grindle Road, was jailed after the body of Jose Castillo Vega was discovered in a mobile home behind a residence at 31 Willie Grindle Road about 11 pm. Saturday night, Jan. 6.
It’s the county’s first recorded murder of 2024.
Breland said deputies were notified of the shooting via a 911 call.
The incident is still under investigation.  Breland said it is his understanding the dead man had been employed by Torres’ father.
Coroner Chris Blackwell sent the body for autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office. Blackwell said Monday that results had not been received, but that he hopes a ruling will be available sometime later this week.

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