Mississippi sheriff’s deputy, wife killed due to severe weather


LAWRENCE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV/WHLT) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirmed two deaths in Lawrence County from Sunday’s severe weather.

According to the Lawrence County coroner, the victims where Deputy Robert Ainsworth and his wife, Paula Ainsworth. Paula Ainsworth worked in the Walthall County Justice Court’s office.

The coroner said they were killed at their home on the Walthall County-Lawrence County line.

At least seven people were killed by the storms in Mississippi.

12 News talked to MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel about the severe weather damage.

(Information from WJTV.com)

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