A Yazoo native turned himself in to the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department Monday for the murder of his girlfriend in Springfield, Ill.
Mondavier Knight, 23, is being held in the Yazoo County Jail on a $2 million bond for a charge of first degree murder. He will soon be extradited back to Springfield.
Sheriff Jake Sheriff said Knight confessed to the murder of his live-in girlfriend, Tamy Gomes Vasquez.
“Apparently he killed her and then drove to Yazoo City,” Sheriff said. “He is from here, and he still has family here. He moved to Springfield last year.”
Sheriff said Knight arrived in Yazoo City sometime Sunday and turned himself in around 9:30 a.m. Monday.
Tamy Gomes Vasquez, 24, was strangled to death.