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Man charged with manslaughter in sister's killing

ORANGEBURG, SC (AP) -

Orangeburg County deputies have charged a man with voluntary manslaughter after he shot and killed his sister.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said 25-year-old Akim Bartley grabbed a gun as he tried to break up a fight between his sister and her boyfriend Thursday.

Investigators say Bartley pointed the gun at the boyfriend, then turned toward his sister and the gun went off. She died a short time later at the hospital.

It wasn't clear if Bartley had an attorney.

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