Man shoots, kills wife in self-defense, says Smith County sheriff

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RALEIGH, Miss. (WJTV) – According to Smith County Sheriff Joel Houston, a Raleigh man shot and killed his wife in self-defense.

The sheriff said Leland Blackwell shot his wife, Emily Blackwell, on Thursday. He was taken in for questioning by deputies and later released.

So far, Leland Blackwell has not been charged. The case will be presented to a grand jury.

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