Woman held without bond in toddler’s death

A Hinds County woman is being held without bond after being charged with capital murder in the death of her 1-year-old son. Tiffany Michelle Menifield remains behind bars at the Hinds County Detention Center after appearing in court on Saturday, July 27.

Menfield, 25, who lives in the 600 block of Hampton Circle in Jackson, was charged after her son, Tyree McDonald, died on Sunday, July 18 at UMC Hospital. […]


Barreto added to Marshals’ most wanted list

A woman wanted in Mississippi in the death of a 2-year-old girl has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service’s Most Wanted fugitive list.

Janet Killough Barreto is wanted in Union County for failure to appear on charges of manslaughter, three counts of child abuse, six counts of child neglect and tampering with a witness.

Barreto also is wanted by federal authorities for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. […]

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Woman convicted of killing her son dies in prison

A woman who plead guilty to manslaughter for the starvation death of her 2-year-old son in 2010 died of lupus, the medical examiner has said.

Kimberly Yvonne Hood, 30, died on Feb. 27 at a prison in Rankin County.

Tara Booth, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), said Hood had been taken to the prison’s infirmary and died while in the medical clinic.

An autopsy report issued by the state medical examiner said the primary cause of Hood’s death was “complications of systematic lupus.” […]