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Fayetteville man accused of killing ex-girlfriend

Posted November 20, 2010 7:46 a.m. EST
Updated November 21, 2010 8:37 a.m. EST

— A long-term relationship ended Friday night with a Sanford woman dead and a Fayetteville man in jail.

Relatives said Isaac Tyrone Jackson Jr., 33, shot his estranged girlfriend Shamekia Lynette Griffin, also 33, at her home at 1809 Mahogony Court in Sanford just after 9 p.m.

Her 15-year-old son told WRAL News that Jackson came to the house armed and that he begged the man not to kill his mother.

The pair dated for more than eight years, Jackson's father said.

According to Department of Correction records, Jackson served four months in jail in 1999 for manslaughter. His father said Jackson accidentally shot his 17-year-old brother.

Jackson surrendered to authorities Friday night and was placed in the Lee County Jail without bond.