James Kitchen charged with manslaughter in Oktibbeha Co.
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, MISS. (WCBI) – We’re learning new details about the death of a Starkville woman.
30-year-old James Heath Kitchens is charged with manslaughter.
Multiple sources tell WCBI he is a former Tupelo police officer.
Oktibbeha County deputies were called to Riviera Road on Saturday night about a person being hit by a vehicle.
Investigators say 26-year-old Brittany Phillips was hit by that vehicle and later died at the hospital.
Deputies believe this incident could have started from a domestic situation but stress this is an ongoing investigation.
Phillips has been taken to the state crime lab for an autopsy.
Bond for Kitchens was set at 25,000 dollars.