HATTIESBURG, MISS. - Friday morning, the Hattiesburg Police Department held a press conference to provide an update about the recent arrest made in the murder of 63-year-old, Deborah McGee. March 25, Police found McGee's body lifeless in her home located on the 1200 block of Dewey Street, in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Police determined after an autopsy that McGee died from stab wounds. April, 19 Hattiesburg Police charged Andrew Presley with capital murder for McGee's death. Presley, who is the father of McGee’s niece’s child, was brought back to the Hattiesburg Police Department Thursday morning and questioned in reference to evidence in the case.
Presley, 53, was arrested for hindering prosecution on Thursday, April 12, as a part of the ongoing investigation. Later, Presley’s charges upgraded from hindering prosecution to capital murder.
"The capital murder that Mr. Presley was charged with was the capital murder because of the death of Ms. Deborah McGee, and because there were actual things taken from the residence at the time of the incident," Cpt. Branden McLemore from the Hattiesburg Police Department said.
When asked about a possible motive for the murder, McLemore did not give specific details about why Presley committed the murder, but he did mention it could've been a domestic situation.
"Without discussing that in further detail, it's just those domestic relationships that can cause in the heat of the moment, something to happen," McLemore stated.
Two other people received charges in the case surround McGee’s death for hindering prosecution. Jordan Stewart, 53, of Hattiesburg, and Ebony Lambert, 40, is the niece of McGee, who has a child with Andrew Presley.
Police did not rule out the possibility that more charges could be coming soon and mentioned that this is still an ongoing investigation.