According to reports, a former Mississippi state lawmaker named Ashley Henley was shot and killed near a burned-out trailer where her sister-in-law was discovered dead last year.
Ex-Rep. Ashley Henley was found dead from a gunshot wound in rural Yalobusha County, Mississippi, on Sunday night, according to the North Mississippi Herald.
According to reports, Henley looked to be cutting the grass before she was killed at the home where her sister-in-law Kristina Michelle Jones was discovered on Dec. 26.
Jones, a Republican and former teacher, served in the Texas House of Representatives for one four-year term from 2016 to 20 – losing her last election by 14 votes.
According to the Associated Press, she protested the election’s conclusion due to suspected irregularities, but a petition to modify the results was denied by the Republican-controlled House.
Authorities are investigating the murder of former Mississippi House Rep. Ashley Henley, a Republican who served her DeSoto County district from 2016 to 2020, after identifying her body outside the remains of a burned-out trailer in Yalobusha County. https://t.co/0eer1ZqmxBpic.twitter.com/ChmpMkCmv8
Jones was discovered dead in her father’s trailer in the early hours of Christmas Day, in a charred bedroom.
Around 1:30 a.m., the house was set on fire. At the time, the county coroner claimed there were no traces of gunshot wounds and that the inquiry was still ongoing. Homicide has not been ruled out as a cause of death by police.
Before her own murder, Ashley Henley made it clear that she believed her sister-in-law’s cause of death was murder.
Steven Jubera, Assistant District Attorney said Mississippi Today, “We are going back to square one (on Jones’ case) after receiving an initial Fire Marshal’s report and lab reports,”
“We are looking at that with fresh eyes.”
According to the newspaper, Henley expressed her dissatisfaction with her sister-in-law’s case on social media recently.
The family has “gone through a lot” in the last six months, according to Jubera.
The family has “gone through a lot” in the last six months, according to Attorney Steven Jubera.
He added, “We will investigate this as thoroughly as possible — do everything possible to get it right,”
Republican Rep. Dan Eubanks, Henley’s former colleague, wrote on Facebook on Monday that the news had left him “heartbroken and angry.”
Eubanks said, “What an absolute loss to our state, county, me personally, and most importantly her dear family,”
He added, “Please pray for her husband and son and their extended family….and that God’s justice will be served on those responsible.”
Thank You MS Legislative District 40 for allowing me the honor to represent you these last 4 yrs. With your support & God’s will, I look forward to continuing our work to protect & restore #Constitutional Principles & Traditional Values to #Governance. Sincerely, Ashley Henley 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/9b4NwLVdy6
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