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Tuesday December 18th, 2018 2:20PM

Former 10th District congressional candidate accused in treasurer's murder

By Brian Stewart Reporter
  Contact Editor

A former Democratic candidate for Georgia's 10th Congressional District, which includes portions of Gwinnett and Barrow counties, is in custody, accused in the murder of her campaign treasurer.

Kellie Lynn Collins, who dropped out of the race prior to the May 22 primary elections, allegedly shot and killed Curt Cain, 41, at his home in Aiken County, South Carolina, according to Fox News.

Police were called to the home for a wellness check, according to local media reports.

Collins was arrested Tuesday, but investigators believe Cain had been dead since Aug. 4. The two had apparently been living together, and may have gotten married before the alleged crime.

Collins is being held at the McDuffie County Jail, charged with murder and grand larceny. The larceny charge stems from Cain's Subaru Legacy, which was reported missing.

Tabitha Johnson-Green won the Democratic primary in the campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Jody Hice.

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