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Man Fatally Shoots Wife, Self

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FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayetteville man was just down thehall, but couldn't stop what police are calling a murder-suicide.

Investigators say Charles Thornton shot and killed his wife Mondaymorning, then turned the gun on himself. The couple's son, Sean Smith, washome at the time and told police the two had been arguing moments beforethe shots were fired.

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