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Texan, 83, Charged With Neighbor's Death in Property Dispute



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    An 83-year-old East Texas man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his 47-year-old neighbor over what investigators call a property dispute.

    The Tyler County Sheriff's Office says Wilmer Taylor of Spurger was held Monday on a murder charge a day after Jeremy Smith was shot.

    Sheriff Bryan Weatherford says the shooting happened Sunday afternoon off a county road near Spurger, a town of about 600, located 120 miles northeast of Houston. Several witnesses remained on the scene as deputies identified Taylor as the suspect.

    Autopsy results were pending Monday.

    A jailer referred questions about Taylor's bond and legal representation to the sheriff, who didn't immediately return messages for comment Monday.

    Further details weren't immediately available.

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