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Laurel man charged with killing girlfriend

The Laurel County Sheriff's Department arrested a man Thursday after he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend.

Michael Keith McQueen, 37, is charged with murder, according to authorities. He allegedly killed Christina Hodges in a wooded area near a residence on Haley Ridge Road in Laurel County.

Police were called to the area late Thursday morning after a man called the sheriff's department to say he had just killed his girlfriend. When they arrived, they found McQueen covered in blood, according to a news release.

McQueen was lodged in the Laurel County jail.