Man accused of severely burning woman now wanted for murder

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, November 1, 2022

A man accused of severely burning a woman is now wanted for her murder.

Clarence O’Reilly was arrested on Sept. 9 by Jackson police on charges of aggravated assault in connection with severely burning Leslie Brooks during a domestic incident on Ash Street in Jackson.

Brooks had been sent to a burn center in Georgia, where she died from her injuries on Oct. 17.

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O’Reilly’s charges have been upgraded to murder according to Jackson police.

He bonded out shortly after his arrest in September and currently has an active warrant for his arrest.