By Jeremy Pittari, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
The live-in girlfriend of a local man has been charged with his murder.
The investigation conducted by the Pearl River County Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations showed 40-year-old Alina Lamey shot her live-in boyfriend. Release of the victim's name is pending notification of next of kin.
Saturday night at about 10 emergency responders received a call from Lamey that the man had been shot near their home located at 56 B. Burgetown Rd., said Pearl River County Sheriff's Department Chief Investigator Donnie Saucier. Lamey said the two were sitting by a campfire when the man was shot by an unseen shooter. After being shot the man stumbled to the steps of his home before collapsing and succumbing to his wound.
Deputies responded to find the man dead in the front yard of his home. Investigators assessed the scene and decided to have the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations Crime Scene Unit assist in the investigation, Saucier said. The MBI's assistance was deemed necessary due to the distance the man walked after being shot, creating a large crime scene.
So far the investigation shows the man was shot with a small caliber round, but Saucier declined to elaborate on what type of gun was used. Saucier said the investigators believe they have recovered the gun used to commit the crime.
By 10 a.m. Sunday investigators had enough evidence to arrest Lamey for the murder of the man, Saucier said.
An autopsy is set for Monday and the investigation is ongoing.