Sat Feb 06 10:49:12 PST 2016
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Four people now charged with capital murder in Kennedy shooting
Ken Curtis

Four people are now charged early Saturday in the shooting death of Paxton Kennedy, 23, of Geneva County that occurred earlier this week. Jail documents show Eric Lance West, 35, of Slocomb and Pamela Henderson Whitaker 45, of Dothan were booked into Houston County Jail on capital murder charges. Facing similar charges and held in the Bay County, Florida jail are are Joshua Nance and Dema Neal Clark, both of Dothan. All were arrested in Panama City Beach. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza said Kennedy had been shot once in the head. His body was found in a pickup truck near Wicksburg Monday night. "We know the motive but we're not going to reveal it right now. It will all come out," Valenza said during a news conference Saturday afternoon. The sheriff credits the several agencies that assisted in the probe including the Bay and Jackson County, Florida Sheriff's Departments. Capital murder carries a potential death penalty sentence.

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