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Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
By Alexandra Clark, Christian Farr

Person in Custody for Death of 7-Year-Old

A person of interest is in police custody for the fatal shooting last week of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton in front of her Austin neighborhood home, police said. Read »

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 10:03 PM
By Lindsay Smith

Mayor Outraged by 7-Year-Old's Shooting Death

Mayor bristles when asked about gang strategy, saying shooting death of Heaven Sutton is about values, not crime. Read »

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