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5/21/2013 11:47:00 AM
Man accused in woman's shooting death in Benton

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man is jailed on $2 million bond after being accused in the shooting death of a woman outside a card shop in the Franklin County city of Benton.

Prosecutors on Monday charged 39-year-old Donald Lee of Elkville with two counts of first-degree murder, as well as one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Authorities allege that Lee shot 23-year-old Brittany Andrews of Whittington in the head Friday night outside of a flower and card shop. She died a short time later at a hospital.

Lee was arrested at the scene.

Online court records don’t show whether Lee has an attorney.

WSIL-TV reports that Lee’s criminal history includes a conviction of attempted murder and armed robbery when he was 17.

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