Man charged with girlfriend’s murder, JPD says

Kendrick Myers (Photo: JPD)
Kendrick Myers (Photo: JPD)

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A death investigation is now considered a homicide in Jackson; the victim’s boyfriend has been arrested.

Police charged 26-year-old Kendrick Myers with murder.

Police said Joycie Edwards showed up to the hospital on September 5 to be treated for injuries she received at a location on Carnation Street. Police were unsure at the time how she was hurt.

On September 12 she died at the hospital.

An autopsy revealed that Edwards died from blunt force trauma. Detectives questioned her boyfriend, Myers, about her death. We’re told the two had an argument and Myers assaulted her.

He was arrested Wednesday and charged with the crime.

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