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97-year-old Oklahoma man charged with killing granddaughter Published: December 6, 2013

CUSHING — The Tulsa World reports that a 97-year-old Payne County man was charged Friday with fatally shooting his great-granddaughter at their home.

Russell Eugene Dawes told a deputy on Thursday that he “got tired of her carrying on and I shot her,” according to an affidavit filed in Payne County District Court on Friday.

The affidavit says Dawes was the grandfather of the victim, 30-year-old Sonja James, but both Payne County District Attorney Tom Lee and Dawes’ attorney Cheryl Ramsey said he was her great-grandfather. Read the rest of this story at

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