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Woman, man charged in shooting death of Columbia woman

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia woman is now charged with murder in the shooting last week of another woman who died several days later from her injuries. Station KOMU reports that prosecutors amended charges against 25-year-old Elizabeth Emily Dye, charging her with first-degree murder and other counts in the death of 33-year-old Maya Leah Wootton, of Columbia. Police called to a home on Feb. 15 to check on the well-being of a resident found Wootton inside suffering from a gunshot wound. Wootton was taken to an area hospital, where she died Thursday from her injuries. Police arrested Dye and a man, 34-year-old Lucas Gordon Harper of Columbia, and they were initially charged with assault.

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