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Man found shot, set on fire in Covington County, wife arrested

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Covington County resident Jennifer Griffin has been booked into the Covington County jail in connection with the death of her husband Chester Griffin.

Chester Griffin, 39, was found dead at their residence at 86 Broomfield Lane early Saturday morning.

According to Covington County investigators, Griffin was found face down, and partially burned. Gas cans that appeared to be evidence were marked off inside the crime scene tape.

Investigators stated Griffin sustained an apparent gunshot but the cause of death has not been determined at this time and is pending an autopsy.

Covington County Under Sheriff Terry Holbrook stated that they questioned multiple suspects in the case, and Saturday evening detained Jennifer for the crime. 

According to authorities, Jennifer will make her initial appearance before a judge Monday morning, where she will be formally charged with murder.


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