Arrest made in deadly Mother’s Day shooting, Orange County deputies say

Dimity Lamont Pearson faces a charge of first degree murder

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County deputies say they have the man responsible for shooting and killing a woman on Mother’s Day.

The sheriff’s office announced the arrest of Dimity Lamont Pearson, 39, on Tuesday.

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Investigators said Pearson shot and killed Tyi Frances Regina Faison, 30, near the intersection of South Orange Avenue and 6th Street around 6:20 a.m. on Sunday, May 9.

Deputies have not said whether the accused killer and the victim knew each other or what might have been the motive for the deadly shooting.

Pearson faces a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm.

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