Model dies after being 'mowed down by former policeman ex' 

Glamour model mom of two, 26, from Mississippi mowed down and killed by her former policeman ex, police say

  • Brittany Rhea Phillips, 26, was fatally mowed down by a car on Saturday evening 
  • Ex partner James Heath Kitchens, 30, has been charged with manslaughter 
  • It is understood he previously worked as a police officer for the city of Tupelo 

A glamour model mother-of-two has died after allegedly being mowed down by her former policeman ex. 

James Heath Kitchens, 30, has been charged with manslaughter after allegedly deliberately striking his ex partner and the mother to his son, Brittany Rhea Phillips, with his car.  

The fatal incident happened on Riviera Road in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, at around 8pm on Saturday.

Phillips, 26, was rushed to OCH Regional Medical Center but paramedics were unable to save her and she was pronounced dead early on Sunday morning. 

Brittany Phillips pictured with James Kitchens

Brittany Rhea Phillips, 26

James Heath Kitchens, 30, has been charged with manslaughter after allegedly deliberately striking his ex partner and the mother to his son, Brittany Rhea Phillips, 26, with his car

A ‘domestic incident’ had taken place prior to the attack, according to a report by local TV station WCBI. 

Kitchens was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He was released after posting a $25,000 bond, the Magnolia State Live reported. 

It is understood he worked as a police officer for the city of Tupelo in Lee County, for just over a year until May 2020. 

Social media posts indicate that Kitchens was the father of Phillips’ youngest child. 

Kitchens was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He was reportedly released after posting a $25,000 bond

Kitchens was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He was reportedly released after posting a $25,000 bond 

Phillips’ GoFundMe page remembers her as a ‘beautiful soul inside and out.’

‘She left behind her two children, Carley age 7 and Kaleb who was only 10 months old. She knew how to bring a smile to everyone’s face. 

‘She was robbed of life too soon and her family would appreciate your support during this traumatic time,’ the post reads. 

The page has so far raised $6,885 to help with funeral costs.  

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