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Bassett man charged with shooting and killing his cousin early Friday morning

April 26, 2013|WDBJ7 Web Staff
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BASSETT, Va. — A man is dead following a fight with a relative early Friday morning in Bassett.

Police say Thomas Turner shot and killed Sonny Turner around 2:30 a.m. on Blackwell Road. The Turners are cousins.

Thomas Turner has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Both are felonies. Thomas Turner is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

Investigators say the Turners got into an argument that eventually turned physical. During the fight, Thomas Turner pulled out a gun and shot Sonny Turner.

Sonny Turner was 44. He lived in Martinsville.

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