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Published: Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 1:36 a.m.
Man allegedly killed wife, then shot himself
The body of Cajuana Barnes, 30, was found about 8:30 a.m. lying on a dirt road, Southeast 150th Avenue, about 50 yards behind her abandoned 2001 maroon Ford Taurus. Detectives said she had been shot twice in the leg and once in the chest with a 9-mm handgun.
Barnes' family said it was not the first time her husband, Dwaine Barnes, 42, a construction worker, had shot her. The couple, who had been together for more than a dozen years and were married for about two years, had five children ranging in age from 7 to 16.
Sheriff's detectives said St. Petersburg police officers spotted Dwaine Barnes' pickup about 4 p.m. the same day. Police there said they were trying to make him stop the truck when they heard a single gunshot. The truck then struck a utility pole. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
- Ocala Star-Banner
Weather Service predicts rain for area
The National Weather Service predicts morning thunderstorms and scattered afternoon rain today, potentially putting a damper on the downtown celebrations planned for this evening and Monday.
"Speaking in the Name of Martin," featuring Chuck D, an influential speaker and co-creator of the political rap group Public Enemy, is scheduled for 5 p.m. today at the Downtown Gainesville Pavilion. Forecasters predict a 20 percent chance of showers and temperatures in the mid-50s.
Monday is expected to be a bit warmer, but wetter, with a 30 percent chance of rain in the morning and highs in the low 60s.
- Jon Custer
Man critically wounded in flea market shooting
Danny Payton, 45, from Somerset, Ky., was handing 70-year-old Roy Williams a .22 Freedom Arms Derringer with the barrel facing toward himself when Williams accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting Payton in the stomach, Lake County Deputy David Pelton said.
Payton was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.
- The Associated Press
FYI: Holiday closings
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