A Mississippi model and mother of two children has been identified after a man ran her over, intentionally killing her, according to police.
Magnolia State Live reports that James Heath Kitchens, 30, is accused of running over his ex-girlfriend, identified as Brittany Rhea Phillips, 26. Phillips was plowed down on Saturday while she walking on Riviera Road around 8 p.m. in Oktibbeha County.
First responders rushed Phillips to the OCH Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Authorities said that the incident was the result of a “domestic incident” but haven’t elaborated further.
According to WTVA, Kitchens was a Tupelo police officer from January 2019 until May 2020.
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“I don’t know if any of you ever met Brittany Rhea Phillips, but she was taken from us last night in a domestic violence event at her home in Starkville,” a photographer for Belmont Images Magazine posted on Facebook.
Phillips leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter and a 10-month-old son, according to a GoFundMe page. Kitchens is reportedly the father of the youngest child.
Phillips was a well-known model in Mississippi and an owner of two businesses: Couturhea, an online boutique, and Beauty Perfected, a beauty shop.
Kitchens was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He remains behind bars at the Oktibbeha County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
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[Feature Photo: Brittany Phillips & James Kitchens/Facebook]