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POLICE: Woman Shot By Live-In Boyfriend

A 62-year-old woman is dead, after authorities say she was shot in Duplin County.

Rose Hill police report officers were dispatched to a home on East Blanchard Street about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

They report when they arrived, Henrietta Brown was sitting on couch with trauma to her chest.

Police arrested the man in the house, 58-year-old Robert Dale Baxter, who they say was Henrietta's live-in boyfriend.

Police say the victim also went by Henrietta Baxter, taking Robert Baxter's name even though they were not married.

An autopsy is being performed, but lawmen do confirm she was shot.

Robert Baxter is charged with an open count of murder.


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