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UPDATE: McDowell man charged with first-degree murder

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MCDOWELL COUNTY (WVVA) - A man is behind bars in McDowell County -- accused in the murder of an Avondale man.

Wesley Payne, 54, of War has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Donald Lee Baker, 52, of Avondale.

The McDowell County Sheriff's Department responded to a complaint at the victim's home in the Beartown area of Bradshaw Sunday night, at approximately 9:20 p.m.

Baker was found dead at the scene of a single gunshot wound.

Police say the shooting stemmed from an apparent domestic-related argument.

Payne, who also lists an address in Bluefield, Va., is being held at the McDowell County Holding Facility. No bond has been set at this time.

 

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