Nash County man charged with killing girlfriend

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Sixty-five-year-old David Griffin Leonard of Nashville

NASHVILLE, N.C. — Nash County sheriff’s deputies have charged a man with shooting and killing his girlfriend.

Sixty-five-year-old David Griffin Leonard of Nashville has been charged with first-degree murder.

Sheriff’s Capt. Pat Joyner says Leonard called 911 shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday to report a shooting.

Joyner says 41-year-old Leasa Harper Smith died from a gunshot wound.

It was not clear if Leonard has a lawyer.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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