St. Francis County Authorities Investigating Double Slaying

JUNE 7, 2004 - Posted at 11:14 a.m. CDT

FORREST CITY, AR - Authorities in St. Francis County have charged a man in a double slaying.

The shootings yesterday afternoon claimed the lives of 21-year-old Scotty C. Austin and 54-year-old Connie Austin, both of the Heth community.

Charged with two counts of first-degree murder is 43-year-old Lester B. Moss, also of Heth.

Officials say the shootings resulted from a long-running dispute Moss and his in-laws.

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