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By NATHAN GREGORY
A Starkville man in custody and charged with one count of manslaughter and two counts of domestic violence in connection with the death of a woman who lived in the Sunset community.
Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Department officials say Richard Nurse, 39, of 909 Old West Point Road was arrested and is in Oktibbeha County Jail. His bond was set at $21,000 Friday.
OCSD Lt. Brett Watson said deputies responded to a family disturbance at 180 Glenn Lane in the Sunset community and found Aleatha Edmonds, 34, a resident at that address, in â€śphysical distressâ€ť at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday. Emergency responders from OCH Regional Medical Center transported Edmonds to the emergency room, where she was later pronounced dead.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed Edmondsâ€™ body was sent to the State Medical Examinerâ€™s office in Jackson for an autopsy.
It is not known at this time when the results are expected.
OCSD Chief Deputy Chadd Garnett said the incident is still under investigation.
â€śWeâ€™re not going to know much more until we get the autopsy results back,â€ť Garnett said.