McQuarters indicted for murder

Published 12:43 am Monday, March 10, 2008

NATCHEZ — The Natchez woman accused of killing her boyfriend in their Dumas Drive home in late September was booked into the Adams County jail Saturday after being indicted by a grand jury.

Mary Louise McQuarters, 52, 68 Lagrange Road, was indicted by an Adams County grand jury on charges of murder Feb. 23.

McQuarters was arrested Sept. 30 in relation to the death of Pete Jackson, 53.

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Natchez police found Jackson dead on the bedroom floor of 317A Dumas Drive.

Jackson reportedly died from blunt trauma to the head, and had a puncture wound to his left wrist, the coroner’s office said at the time.

In initial reports, the police said a large amount of blood could be found all over the house.

McQuarters’ bond was set at $50,000.

When a grand jury indicts someone, they are not ruling whether or not the person is guilty or innocent of a crime.

Instead, the grand jury determines if there is enough evidence to send a person to trial.

An indictment is the grand jury’s declaration that they believe there is enough evidence to take the case to trial.