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Woman describes boyfriend's killing in Washington County murder trial

BECKY CAMPBELL, Johnson City Press • Feb 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM

A Fall Branch woman testified at her ex-husband’s first-degree murder trial Tuesday that she heard “pop, pop, pop,” just before her boyfriend told her he’d been shot as he stood inside the front door at her home.

It happened May 12, 2010, and the shots killed 45-year-old Rick Carter, of Gray. Washington County sheriff’s investigators and a state prosecutor believe James Henry Allen, 51, fired the shots that killed Carter as Carter stood just inside the home where Allen once lived.

Allen is charged with first-degree murder and possession of a prohibited weapon. He had faced a charge of violation of an order of protection, but that violation was actually a criminal contempt and not an actual crime. It was dismissed.

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