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Estranged husband is charged with the murder of Kayla Neel

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Michael Neel Junior, 25, is charged with the murder of Kayla Neel, 20, and the attempted murder of Dakota Walls, 21. Michael Neel Junior, 25, is charged with the murder of Kayla Neel, 20, and the attempted murder of Dakota Walls, 21.
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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) The Mercer County man accused of shooting his estranged wife back in December is charged with first degree murder.

Michael Neel Junior, 25, was in back in court on Monday. He was denied bond.

Kayla Neel, 20, died on Sunday, December 28 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, 12 days after being shot along with Dakota Walls, 21, on Mya Road in Bluewell, WV. 

Michael Neel Junior turned himself into police shortly after the shootings. He is also charged with the attempted murder of Dakota Walls. 

According to Mercer County Chief Prosecutor Scott Ash, Michael Neel Sr. was convicted of killing Michael Neel Junior' s mother in an "eerily similar situation." The victim was shot in 1991 while she sat in a truck. The couple had recently broken up at the time of the murder. 

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