Police: Delaware man, 24, murdered his girlfriend

NEW CASTLE, Del. - September 12, 2012

Wade Smith, 24, is charged with first degree murder and weapons offenses.

New Castle County Police say Smith shot and killed Ashleigh Close, sometime before 12:30 a.m. Monday at the Pine Valley Apartment complex on South DuPont Highway in New Castle.

Police say Smith, a convicted felon, was not allowed to have or use firearms of any kind.

He is being held without bail at the Howard Young Correctional Institute in Wilmington.

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