Phoenix man charged in murder-suicide

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Police have arrested a Phoenix man accused of fatally shooting a woman as part of a murder-suicide plan.
 
Police spokesman Steve Martos said Tuesday that 44-year-old Darren Helton was booked into jail this week after being treated for injuries he sustained in the incident.
 
Martos says Helton faces one count each of second-degree murder and being a prohibited possessor.
 
Authorities say Helton shot 29-year-old Elizabeth Smith on Friday at a Phoenix apartment and then attempted suicide.
 
The couple lived together at the apartment.

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