Man accused of shooting, killing stepmother in Wheeler County

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GLENWOOD, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man is in jail in Wheeler County accused of shooting and killing his step-mother after an argument.

39-year-old John Anthony Higginbotham was arrested.

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GBI agents say the shooting happened Tuesday at a home on East Hope Church Road.

Higginbotham’s step-mother, Belynda Higginbotham, was pronounced dead on the scene.

John Anthony is charged with one count of malice murder and one count of felony murder.