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Fredericksburg man who reported death as suicide charged with murder
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Fredericksburg man who reported death as suicide charged with murder

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A Fredericksburg man was arrested Wednesday on a murder charge that stemmed from a fatal shooting that he initially reported as a suicide.

Christopher Mack Alexander, 26, is charged with second-degree murder, using a firearm in the commission of a felony and discharging a firearm in the city limits. He is being held without bond in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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City police spokeswoman Sarah Morris said police went to the Riverwood Apartment complex off State Route 3 on Saturday about 3:30 p.m. after a neighbor reported hearing a gunshot. Police found the victim, 27-year-old Amanda Seay, dead in the apartment that she shared with Alexander.

Morris said Alexander told police that Seay had committed suicide. But an autopsy conducted at a medical examiner’s office revealed that Seay was a homicide victim.

Alexander was arrested after police got the autopsy results. Morris said the reason for the shooting remains unclear. The couple have children in common.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

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