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Man charged in murder of Lafayette County woman

A woman is dead and a 76-year-old man is in custody following a domestic disturbance that turned deadly.  

Deputies were dispatched to 433 County Road 371 in Lafayette County for a report of a domestic disturbance and gun shots fired at a home in the county around 1:30 p.m. on Friday and found a woman had been shot to death. 

Sheriff’s Major Alan Wilburn says investigators arrested Jimmy Hester, a 76-year-old white male, at the scene.

During Hester’s appearance at Justice Court on Monday he was officially charged with the murder of Lou Lou Hester. Bond was set at $200,000 and Hester is currently incarcerated at the Lafayette County Detention Center.