Former Mississippi lawmaker found shot to death outside home where her sister-in-law's body was discovered
Ashley Henley, Former Mississippi State Representative. Rogelio V. Solis / AP
DeSoto County's ex-Rep Ashley Henley was shot dead Sunday while mowing the grass outside a Mississippi house.
The body of Henley's sister-in-law Kristina Michelle Jones was discovered there in December.
Henley had spoken out loud about the investigation into Jones 'death and criticized the authorities' efforts.
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A former Mississippi state lawmaker was found fatally shot in front of the fire-ravaged trailer where her sister-in-law's body was found late last year, reports say.
DeSoto County's ex-Rep Ashley Henley was shot and killed while mowing the grass in front of the Water Valley house on Sunday, Mississippi Today reported.
Assistant District Attorney Steven Jubera confirmed that the former Republican lawmaker had been shot and described the shooting as "not accidental," according to the news agency. There were no arrests in the shootings.
Henley, 40, was shot dead in front of the burned-out trailer where her sister-in-law Kristina Michelle Jones' body was discovered on December 27, Mississippi Today reported.
Henley had spoken out loud about Jones 'death, criticized the authorities' investigation, and vowed to find justice in social media, according to the Mississippi Free Press.
"I know the law and I also know how quickly people are disappearing down here," Henley wrote in a Facebook post. "I'm not going under like that."
The authorities are still investigating Jones' death.
"We're going back to point one [on Jones's case] after receiving an initial fire marshal report and lab reports," Jubera said, according to Mississippi Today. "We see it with fresh eyes."
Jubera described Henley as a "nice lady" he had met before.
"This family has been through a lot in the past six months," Jubera said, according to Mississippi Today. "We're going to investigate this as thoroughly as possible - doing everything we can to get it right."
Henley served at the State House from January 2016 to January 2020.
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