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SANFORD–46 year old Michael Andre Smith of Magnolia Street was shot Christmas Eve and died a short time later at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. 20 year old Phillip Howard Fortune was arrested Christmas Day and charged with first degree murder. He is being held without bail. This marked the 5th murder, 4 of them in the city, since November 22. No other arrests have been made.

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