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Fort Wayne fire; Martinsville dad allegedly kills son over head butt

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:30 am
A fire Friday night damaged a house on Congress Avenue.Firefighters from the Fort Wayne Fire Department were dispatched at 10:09 p.m. to 310 Congress Ave., according to a news release. Responders found smoke coming from the first floor of the two-story house.

Heavy fire was inside the structure, with the firefighters bringing the blaze under control at 10:23 p.m. The house had moderate fire and water damage and heavy smoke damage.

No people were found inside the house. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.MARTINSVILLLE – A central Indiana man told authorities he fatally shot his son after being head butted, causing him to fall down the stairs. But witnesses gave a starkly different account, saying the father threatened to kill everybody in his house before the shooting.

David Carrender, 49, is charged with murder in the shooting death Sunday of his 19-year-old son, Wyatt Carrender, who was shot six times.

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