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Murder Investigation and Arrest in Marion County, KY

Date of News Release: 06/29/2006

(Columbia, KY) - On June 29, 2006, around 1155 hours EST, Post 15 received a call from the Lebanon Police Department about a shooting 8 miles west of Lebanon, Kentucky, on the St. Joe Road in Marion County. Around 1217 hours EST, Kentucky State Police and Marion County Sheriff's Department Officers arrived at the scene. At approximately 1232 hours EST, officers arrested a white male identified as Russell Wood Jr. of Marion County who was charged with Murder.

Officers entered the residence and discovered the body of Ida Wood, the accused's mother. Around 1334 hours EST, the Marion County Coroner pronounced Ida Wood deceased. The accused was flown to the University Louisville due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. His immediate condition is unknown. This case is being conducted by Detective Donnie Moses of Post 15.

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