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Investigation continues in weekend McDuffie slaying

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 8:32 AM
Last updated 7:42 PM
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THOMSON — An autopsy was conducted Monday in Atlanta on the body of a McDuffie County man killed Saturday in Thomson’s Cherokee neighborhood.

According to the McDuffie County Coroner’s Office, the autopsy was done at the GBI Crime Lab, but the results are incomplete. The lab is awaiting tests, including toxicology results, which could take several weeks.

Authorities on Saturday said that Johnathan Curry, 36, was found shot to death just before 5 p.m. on the kitchen floor of his home on Pounds Street. The man charged in Curry’s death, Winston Orlando Smith, 21, appeared before a magistrate Monday, but a bond was not discussed.

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OpenCurtain 01/31/13 - 08:33 pm
How being PC almost caused much bigger problem.

Why did it take several days for the media to release a photo of the suspect or at least fill in the shooters race like they did for the victim?

The 250 people that swarmed the area the night of the shooting almost caused a bigger problem due to numerous false rumors of a White man Killing a Black man.

When it was clearly known that a 21 y/o Black male that shot a 36 y/o Black male.

Playing PC should have its limits.

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