Washington Woman Accused of Murdering Girlfriend

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

A Washington County woman has been charged with the murder of her former lover.

Tyronza Powell, 28, was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the death of Sharan Byrd, 40. At the time of the arrest, Powell was already at the Washington County jail where she had been detained for questioning since early Wednesday morning.

Byrd's body was found Tuesday night on the grounds of St. Matthew Baptist Church in Washington. Authorities say she had at least one bullet wound, but her official cause of death has not been determined. Byrd's body is in Austin awaiting an autopsy.


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