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Missouri woman arrested in shooting that killed boyfriend

The Associated Press
Posted: Sep. 10, 2018 7:00 am Updated: Sep. 10, 2018 7:07 am

ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) Authorities have arrested a woman suspected of fatally shooting her boyfriend in southwest Missouri.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office says on Facebook that deputies located 45-year-old Melanie Spencer, of Springfield, through the phone she used to call 911 and report that 41-year-old Samuel Biggs was shot. Before Biggs died at a hospital, Spencer was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. The sheriff's office says additional charging information will be submitted to prosecutors.

Bond for Spencer is set at $500,000. It wasn't immediately clear whether she has an attorney.

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