Chickasaw County man charged in stabbing death of wife

February 25, 2013 in Top Stories

By Monica Land

HOUSTON – A Chickasaw County man is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning after allegedly stabbing his wife early Sunday, authorities

said.

Will Porter was arrested at an unspecified location Sunday after county officials arrived at the home he shared with his wife, 23-year-old Amanda Porter, on Highway 8, just east of Houston.

When authorities responded to what they initially believed to be a domestic situation, around 5:30 a.m., they found Amanda’s body in the residence. Chickasaw County Coroner Andy Harmon said she had been stabbed to death.

Her remains were sent to the crime lab in Jackson for an autopsy.

A short distance away, authorities also found a vehicle near the home that was on fire. They believe this was also related to the situation. Will Porter was taken into custody a few minutes after the vehicle was found.

He has been charged with murder and is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 25.