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Man charged with first-degree murder of girlfriend

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Crystal Weathers (Source: Family) Crystal Weathers (Source: Family)
Crystal Weathers (Source: Family) Crystal Weathers (Source: Family)
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COVINGTON, TN (WMC) -

One person is in custody after a woman was fatally stabbed and shot in Covington, TN.

Wendal Edwards is charged with first-degree murder and felony possession of a handgun.

Family members of Crystal Shad Weathers held their hands in front of their faces in grief as they gathered in the Cantebury Apartment complex off Highway 51.

"The City of Covington is devastated," said Covington Mayor Justin Hanson. "It is terribly sad."

Hanson hugged family members and talked with police on scene. Officers said the mother of three was killed by her boyfriend in the apartment they shared.

Family members identified Weathers' boyfriend as Wendal Edwards. Investigators have not confirmed their relationship, but did say they arrested Edwards.

"Domestic issues are often times hidden and masked until something like this happens and then it's too late," said Hanson. Detectives said the couple had a child together; Weathers had two other children. According to investigators, all three children were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting Wednesday morning.

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