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October 30, 2013

Winslow woman killed, former boyfriend arrested for murder

WINSLOW — A Winslow woman was killed in a Tuesday night shooting and her boyfriend is in jail on a murder charge.

According to a release from the Indiana State Police, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Pike County Dispatch received a 911 call reference a domestic disturbance with shots fired at a residence located at 104 S. Bluff St. in Winslow.

Within a few minutes, officers from Winslow, Petersburg, Indiana State Police and Pike County Sheriff’s Department arrived. When police entered the residence they found Christopher Morton, 32, in the kitchen holding a handgun in one hand and a beer can in the other. Trooper John Davis deployed his Taser when Morton refused to drop his weapon. Morton was taken into custody without further incident.

Officers continued their search and found Kelsie McDonald, 24, in the living room. McDonald had been shot and was unconscious. Officers immediately initiated CPR and emergency medical personnel were notified. McDonald was taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy was scheduled for 4 p.m. today.

Morton was arrested for murder and taken to the Pike County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. Morton and McDonald’s three-year-old daughter was also inside the residence. She was not harmed and is now with family.

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