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Ga. woman, Thelma Carter, accused of killing boyfriend with stiletto heel

Thelma Carter
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Thelma Carter
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(CBS/AP) AUGUSTA, Ga. -  Thelma Carter of Augusta, Ga. struck her boyfriend in the head with a stiletto heel and killed him, authorities say.

Richmond County sheriff's Capt. Scott Peebles said Monday that the 46-year-old woman is charged with murder in the death of 58-year-old Robert F. Higdon.

Authorities say they believe Higdon was killed sometime Sunday evening after an argument between the two in their home.

Peebles told the Augusta Chronicle that police recovered the body Monday morning, after Carter returned to the residence and notified them.

Authorities said an autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.