A Grand Jury in Jackson County handed down a 2 count murder indictment against Brandon Smith, who was out on bond for the January 7 murder of Elizabeth Jones. Jones was found dead at her home in Vancleave; and an autopsy later showed she'd died of multiple stab wounds and blunt neck injury. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says Smith and Jones knew each other, but they still haven't established a motive.
Because she was pregnant, a second murder degree charge has been added to the original murder charge. Smith is back in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center, awaiting a court appearance before a circuit judge.