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Allen Ray Mefford is accused of shooting a friend who'd just arrived at his home yesterday afternoon.
Investigators are now trying to figure out why. Authorities haven't said if the two men have any history of trouble together. Neighbors we spoke with were not aware of any problems and were shocked by the crime.
"I heard this big bang and I said to myself that's a 12 gauge going off somewhere,” said Mefford’s neighbor Brian Stevens. “Went to the bathroom. I mean I didn't know what it was until I heard the sirens come 10 to 15 minutes later."
There will be a bond hearing Wednesday morning. Authorities are expected to ask that Mefford’s bond be denied.
Wednesday, January 2 2013, 09:44 AM CST
TBI: Women more likely family violence victims
June 20, 2013 08:10 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new study of domestic violence in Tennessee last year found women were nearly two times more likely to be victimized than men and children were the victims in 16 percent of all family violence cases.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put out a report this week analyzing crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the state. Their findings show that nearly 15 percent of all crimes reported were domestic in nature.
The study looked at the relationships between victims and offenders as well as the influence of drugs and alcohol on family violence. The study found that more than 17 percent of family violence involves drugs or alcohol, with alcohol being the most common.
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