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Authorities investigating attempted murder/suicide in Simpson County

SIMPSON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Simpson County authorities are working an attempted murder/suicide on Guy Sherman Road, near New Hebron.

Authorities say 40-year-old Simina Boykin shot her daughter, 21-year-old Georgia Boykin, then turned the gun on herself. Simina is dead, but Georgia survived a gunshot wound to the head and was airlifted to UMMC.

The husband, James Frank Boykin, found both bodies. He believes it is related to a child custody case involving Georgia's infant child.

Boykin told investigators that the two women failed to appear in Simpson County Youth Court Monday afternoon in a case involving Georgia's infant. The child is in the hospital suffering from a broken arm in a separate incident.

Boykin told authorities that the women feared that Georgia would lose custody of the baby, and he believed the shooting was a result. Both were shot in the head.

"When he went in the house he found his wife laying on the floor shot and his daughter was laying beside her also shot but his daughter was alive,"said Sheriff Kenneth Lewis.

The State Crime Lab is assisting with the investigation.

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