Washington County Sheriff: Man fatally shot girlfriend during argument

Tennessee

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged with killing his girlfriend after he initially told deputies he accidentally shot her, authorities said.

Adam Joseph Decker, 34, was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 30-year-old girlfriend Kristi Calli Breland, news outlets reported.

Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said Decker called 911 and said he accidentally shot his live-in girlfriend.

When deputies arrived, they found Breland dead in the kitchen and Decker in the dining room.

Graybeal said Decker later admitted to shooting Breland during an argument. Investigators also found evidence suggesting a violent domestic dispute took place before the shooting.

It’s unclear whether Decker had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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