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Chilhowie woman calls police, said she shot another woman; now faces murder charge

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Smyth County, VA (WJHL) - According to Smyth County investigators a Chilhowie woman now faces a murder charge after she called the sheriff's office saying she had shot someone else.

Smyth County investigators responded to a home off St. Clairs Creek Road in Chilhowie Sunday. When deputies arrived, they said they found a woman with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Investigators said the victim, Lola Lowe, 52, was taken to Johnston Memorial Hospital where she later died. 

According to deputies, Destinea Rowe, 22, has been arrested and is charged with murder. Rowe will be in court Tuesday.


Police did not release the relationship of the two women.

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