Gulfport man charged with murdering his wife
The Gulfport Police Department arrested 48-year-old William Douglas Bryant Jr. of Gulfport on the charge of murdering his wife.
Police arrived on scene with Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove to Legacy of Gulf Pointe apartments on Lindh Road around 3 p.m. and found Bryant’s wife, 43-year-old Kari Whitley of Gulfport, dead in their apartment.
According to Gulfport police, Bryant and Whitley were involved in a physical altercation when Bryant used an unknown object to strike her.
Whitley is being transported to Jackson for an autopsy for the official cause of death. Bryant’s bond is set at one million dollars.