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Posted: Thursday, 24 April 2014 8:23AM

Man charged in Lee County slaying

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say an eastern Kentucky man has been charged with killing a woman found in a burned out residence.

A statement from police on Wednesday says 55-year-old Melvin G. Slone of Beattyville is charged with murder in the death of 79-year-old Martha Belle Hollar.

Firefighters found Hollar's body after extinguishing a blaze at her residence earlier this month. An autopsy found that Hollar had been fatally shot before the fire began.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Slone has an attorney.

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Locations : BeattyvilleEastern KentuckyKentuckyLee County
People : Martha Belle HollarMelvin G. Slone
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