The body of 25-year-old Dee Whigham, a registered nurse at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was discovered at a Biloxi hotel on July 23. Autopsy reports showed she was stabbed 119 times, mostly in her face. Also: Her throat was slashed three times. Navy seaman Dwanya Hickerson, 20, is charged with capital murder and robbery.
From LGBTQ Nation:
According to Allen, surveillance video from July 23 taken at the Best Western Hotel shows Hickerson and Whigham walking into a hotel room together around 8:30 p.m.Just 23 minutes later, Hickerson was seen on the video leaving the room alone with his shirt hanging across his neck. Allen told the court that Hickerson took a shower in the room and left the water running.
Whigham’s friends found her body around 9:45 p.m. and called 911, said Allen.
An attorney representing Hickerson filed a motion to dismiss the case during Monday’s hearing, but the judge denied the motion. The evidence will now be presented to a grand jury for an indictment of capital murder.
23 minutes. Walked into the hotel room. Stabbed her 119 times. In the face. Took a shower and left.