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Man, 80, Disapproves Of Daughter's Relationship; Kills Boyfriend

Associated Press

July 14, 2011

MADISON, Ind.— An 80-year-old southern Indiana man charged with murder for allegedly shooting his daughter’s boyfriend told police he didn’t approve of their relationship.

WAVE-TV of Louisville, Ky., reports that Boyd D. Wright Jr. of Madison was arrested for murder Tuesday night. He was being held Wednesday at the Jefferson County Jail, pending an initial hearing.

Madison police responding to a report of a man shot found 57-year-old Harry K. Harris wounded about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Harris was later pronounced dead at a Madison hospital.

Police said Wright told them Harris was dating his daughter and he did not approve of their relationship. Wright told officers that when he saw Harris sitting in a chair at his home he went into his bedroom, got a shotgun and shot Harris in the back.


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