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Douglas man arrested, accused of killing sister

Douglas Police recreated thew scene as part of their investigation of the case. (Source:...
Douglas Police recreated thew scene as part of their investigation of the case. (Source: DouglasNow.com)
Published: Sep. 22, 2016 at 1:07 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2016 at 1:16 AM EDT
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DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - A Douglas man is in jail, accused of shooting and killing his sister.

Caleb Barrett is charged with voluntary manslaughter and possession of a gun during the commission of a crime.

Police said that he shot Lea Merritt during a family dispute in the back yard of a home on North College Avenue Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said Merritt may have had a weapon as well.

They're still working to piece together what happened from witnesses.

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