WKU student charged with murder of classmate

Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor (Image 1)
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – A Western Kentucky University student has been charged with murder in the death of a classmate during what police say was a robbery gone wrong.

Bowling Green police arrested 21-year-old Dominique Leshay Wortham in the death of Larry Wayne Thomas Jr.

The Daily News reported that Thomas was shot in the chest at his apartment on the night of Sept. 2 and died a few hours later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Thomas was attending WKU on a scholarship. He was a graduate of Ballard High School in Louisville.

Wortham is being held on $1 million bond in Warren County Regional Jail. No attorney was listed. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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