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Teen Charged With First-Degree Murder In Fathers Death

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MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. (AP) — A Haywood County teen has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her father’s death.

Officials said the teen was arrested Sunday in Richmond County, Ga., and initially charged with concealing her father’s death.

An autopsy showed that 50-year-old Michael Joseph Howell died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Officials say Howell’s body was found Saturday afternoon by people interested in renting property from him near Maggie Valley.

The teen is being held in Georgia awaiting extradition to North Carolina.

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