October 12, 2023

UPDATE: Suspect Charged After Woman, Child Found Dead Inside Burned Home In Scott County

Morgan Howard

October 12, 3:40 p.m.
The suspect, James Fulgham, has been charged with two counts of capital murder, arson, and auto theft. His bond was denied.
October 10, 2:44 P.M. The suspect is in custody. Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said that the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department apprehended the suspect.
According to Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee, firefighters found a mother and child shot to death inside a home that had burned on Wash Drive Monday night.
Volunteer firefighters responded to the fire around 8:30 p.m. Monday evening in the 500 block of Wash Drive.
A manhunt is now underway as authorities search for the suspect, 31-year-old James Fulgham.
He is from Meridian and is believed to be driving the victim’s silver Honda Accord with a big dent on the passenger side door. The license plate on the car is MS SBA8434.
He is accused in the death of Zina Williams and her 7-year-old son and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Zina Williams is believed to be Fulgham’s girlfriend.

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