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Sailor pleads guilty for killing transgender woman

Today justice for the family of a transgender woman killed by a Navy sailor last July in Jackson County. Dwanya Hickerson met Dee Whigham online, they went to a hotel in St. Martin, had sex and then Hickerson stabbed Whigham…

Man pleads guilty to transgender woman’s murder

Today justice for the family of a transgender woman killed by a Navy sailor last July in Jackson County. Dwanya Hickerson met Dee Whigham online, they went to a hotel in St. Martin, had sex, and then Hickerson stabbed Whigham…

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Transgender Death

A Navy sailor from New Orleans has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of stabbing and slashing a transgender woman 119 times in a Jackson County hotel room. Twenty-year-old Dwanya Hickerson is charged with capital murder of 25-year-old Dee…

Murder Suspect Appears in Court

The sailor accused of stabbing a transgender woman to death appeared before a Jackson County judge this morning. Detective Leo Allen took the stand detailing what investigators determined to happen between 20-year-old Dwanya Hickerson and 25-year-old Dee Whigham in the…

Driver Comes Forward

The driver of the truck authorities believe is connected to the capital murder case in Jackson County is now cooperating with investigators. Last week, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department asked for the public’s assistance in locating the truck that murder…

Gulf Coast Vigil for Dee Whigham

Although many people along the Coast did not know Dee Whigham personally, local organizations felt it was not only appropriate, but necessary to honor her. Organizers lit rainbow assorted candles to remind those of the LGBT community to continue shining…

Hickerson Denied Bond

A judge denied bond for the Navy seaman accused of stabbing a transgender woman to death. Twenty-year-old Dwanya Hickerson made his initial court appearance this afternoon before Jackson County Judge T. Larry Wilson. Judge Wilson denied a court attorney’s request…

Vigil Scheduled for Slain Woman Tonight

Tonight a candlelight vigil will be held in the memory of Dee Whigham. Whigham was on the Coast for the seventh annual Gulf Coast Black Rodeo when she was murdered Saturday night at the Best Western in St. Martin. The…

Hickerson Court Appearance

Dwanya Hickerson, the Navy seaman accused of killing a transgender woman over the weekend, is set to appear in court today. Hickerson was taken into custody Monday on a capital murder charge. He is accused of the robbery and stabbing…

Candlelight Vigil for Homicide Victim

A beautiful spirit, that’s the way dozens of Hattiesburg residents described 25-year-old Dee Whigham during a candlelight vigil this evening. Coworkers, friends and strangers gathered at the Spectrum Center in Hattiesburg to remember the transgender woman who was found dead…

Candlelight Vigil for Homicide Victim

As the man accused of her murder now sits in jail, the Hattiesburg community is set to remember a life lost over the weekend. News 25’s Kendra Turley joins us from the Spectrum Center in Hattiesburg with details on tonight’s…

Vigil Scheduled for Slain Woman Tomorrow

As the man accused of her murder now sits in jail, the Coast community is set to remember a life lost over the weekend. Tomorrow night, a candle light vigil will be held in the memory of Dee Whigham, originally…

Arrest Made in Stabbing Death Of Dee Whigham

An arrest has been made in connection to the St. Martin stabbing that left one transgender woman, Dee Whigham dead in a hotel Saturday night. Today, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested Dwanya Hickerson of New Orleans. News 25’s Kenda…

One Person Dead After Murder At Hotel

A guest was killed Saturday night at a Best Western in St. Martin. After receiving a 9-1-1 call, Jackson County officials tell News 25 they found 25- year-old Dee Whigham of Clarke County in a hotel room. Friends of the…