Woman Killed, Father-in-law in Jail

JUNE 20, 2005 -- One woman is dead and her father-in-law is in jail.

Thomas Duncan of Leland is accused of killing Johnetta Duncan. It happened at his home on Friendly Lane in the Leland area.

Sheriff Ron Hewett said it started after Johnetta Duncan came to pick up her child. That's when she and her father-in-law started arguing.

Hewett said he then shot her with a shotgun. Her body was found on the porch. The child was not hurt.

This is the second murder on Friendly Lane in the past year. In December of 2004, Hope Meyer killed her husband after an argument.

Reported by Samuel King