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Residents shaken by first murders in Marion in more than a decade

(WMC-TV) - Police are investigating two separate killings in a small Arkansas town that has gone nearly two decades without a murder.

After two murders in one week, the community of Marion, Arkansas is shaken. Residents say that's because these are the first murders in the small town since 1994.

The first Marion murder in years happened on Tuesday of last week. According to the Crittenden County Sheriff's Office, Kristin Blair Andrews shot and killed her husband, Stanley, during a domestic argument.

Kristin is the daughter of the sheriff's Uniform Patrol Division Chief, George Blair.

Marion Police are not sharing many details about the second murder, Saturday. All investigators will say is Danielle Thompson was found shot in the head in her Lackey Road home.

"I hate it that something like that happened in any neighborhood," said Carl Blackman, a neighbor. "Not just necessarily ours."

Thompson leaves behind a husband and daughter.

"It mostly makes me think twice about leaving my wife home by herself," Blackman said.

Police are waiting for evidence from the state crime lab before releasing more details. As they wait, neighbors have mixed reaction about their next move.

"(We're) reconsidering our home security and how safe we are even in a neighborhood like this," Clark Baker said.

"I'm not about to move," Blackman added. "We've never had a problem out here in my four and a half years. We've got a terrific police department over here."

No one has been arrested in the Lackey Road case. Meanwhile, the chief's daughter is due in court tonight to face her manslaughter charge.

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