Arrest Made in 2023 Homicide

Publish Date: February 28, 2024
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: News

Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in a September 10, 2023 homicide.  On that day, deputies were alerted to shots being fired in the area of Dewey Heights Road in Northeast Jefferson County around 3:00 PM.  Upon arrival they discovered the body of 51-year-old Anthony Dewain Word.  Word had been shot to death by an unknown suspect who fled the scene.

After a detailed investigation, detectives were able to establish a suspect in the death.  Daysha Nicole Bennett, a 35-year-old acquaintance of the victim, was taken into custody and placed into the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham on the charge of intentional murder.  Her charge currently has no bond.

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