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Police: Married man charged with murder of girlfriend in Leake Co.

Source: Leake County Source: Leake County
LEAKE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Leake County man is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, who authorities say he was having an affair with.

According to Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner, a shooting occurred at 148 Highway 429 in Carthage on Friday at around noon. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Beth Wooten Moore, of Carthage, and she died on scene from her injuries.

36-year-old Jason L. Houston, of Carthage, was arrested and charged with Moore’s murder on Friday. Sheriff Waggoner said that Houston had his initial appearance in court on Sunday before Judge Ruby Graham where bond was denied.

Waggoner says that through their investigation, they discovered that Houston, who is married, was having a romantic relationship with Moore.

Investigators say that the two had gotten into an argument that eventually led to the shooting.

No more details are available at this time.

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