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Augusta woman accused of killing man with high-heeled shoe indicted

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Richmond County grand jurors indicted Thelma Lou Carter on Tuesday for the July slaying of Robert Frank Higdon.

Carter is accused of killing Higdon, 58, with a stiletto high-heeled shoe during an argument.

According to police accounts at the time, Higdon and Carter, his live-in girlfriend, shared a trailer at Augusta Mobile Home Estates, in the 2500 block of Milledgeville Road.

Investigators said they were unsure how many times Higdon was hit with the shoe before he died.

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raul
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raul 10/12/11 - 08:30 pm
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Wouldn't the autopsy report

Wouldn't the autopsy report give a pretty good estimate of the number of times he was hit? Seems that would be important for the prosecution as a possible aggravating factor in the charging and sentencing process if convicted.

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Willow Bailey 10/12/11 - 09:31 pm
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This should be a good one.

This should be a good one.

raul
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raul 10/12/11 - 09:56 pm
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@Willow, As I recall, this

@Willow, As I recall, this one made international news.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 10/12/11 - 10:03 pm
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I didn't know that raul. I

I didn't know that raul. I going to have a heart for this gal as she's surely had a rough life. And poor guy, too.

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jackrussell 10/13/11 - 05:59 am
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Reminds me of the scene from

Reminds me of the scene from the movie Single White Female.

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BamaMan 10/13/11 - 09:43 am
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It said it didn't know how

It said it didn't know how many times he had been hit BEFORE HE DIED, not the total times he was hit.

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