Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant tells the Commercial Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2nf8HdP) that 21-year-old Deondra Deshun Tillman died shortly after 2:15 a.m. Saturday. He says Tillman broke into a home earlier in the morning, where the homeowner confronted him and stabbed him twice in the upper body.
According to a statement from the Columbus Police Department, the homeowner said he and his family had been asleep when they heard a knock on the front door. He said the intruder then entered a side door of the home.
The homeowner said he didn’t know Tillman.
Police say that while they are investigating the case and it will be presented to a grand jury, the homeowner isn’t facing charges.