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2 suspects in custody, charged in pregnant woman's death

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Two of three teenagers charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a pregnant Newbern woman are in custody.

Police say 18-year-old Colton Dequan Whitelow and 15-year-old Davonta Duffie are charged in the shooting Wednesday near a housing complex that started over a rivalry between residents of Newbern and Ripley.

Officials say 20-year-old Tamara Brown, who was seven months pregnant, and her fetus were killed. Brown's boyfriend was shot in the hip but survived.

Authorities are still searching for 19-year-old Darnell Madison.

Investigators said Duffie also was charged with first-degree murder in December. Charges were dropped in that case after an investigation found the shooting of an Army soldier was justifiable homicide.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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