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Armorel woman charged with murdering her companion

Kelly Coalter (Source: Mississippi County Jail) Kelly Coalter (Source: Mississippi County Jail)

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT)- An Armorel woman is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her companion.

Kelly Coalter, 65, was charged on Thursday in connection with death of Claudine Hendrix, 71.

The shooting occurred on November 28th, 2010 where Mississippi County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home in the Country Manor Estates on County Road 186.  When they arrived Hendrix was found dead and Coalter had a gunshot wound to the leg.

According to court documents, Coalter told 911 dispatchers "Claudine shot me in the leg, but I finished her off."

District Judge Shannon Langston set bond at $100,000 for Coalter and she is scheduled to appear in court on February 24th.

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