• Convicted felon questioned, not charged in girlfriend's slaying


    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A convicted felon in Marion County is now being investigated in the death of his girlfriend following an arrest on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

    Police were called to a home on southwest First Street Thursday afternoon where they found 18-year-old Shankera Smith's body.

    Investigators interviewed Smith's boyfriend, Joseph Dennis Jr. However, he has not been charged in the killing.

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