A mug shot of Mary Katherine Higdon in Spalding County, Georgia. Higdon is charged with murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend, authorities say.
Photo: Spalding County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Spalding County Sheriff's Office

Preschool assistant arrested in fatal shooting of boyfriend

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Steven Andrew Freeman, 23, was shot once in the chest Wednesday at a home in Spalding County. Investigators believe Mary Katherine Higdon, 24, pulled the trigger, Griffin police said.

Higdon is facing charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to police.

She was a part-time teacher’s assistant at St. George’s Episcopal School in Milner, according to WSB-TV.

Police were called to a home in the 800 block of Sunnybrook Drive in Griffin about 10:42 p.m. after Freeman was shot. He was taken to Spalding Regional Hospital, where he died.

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Higdon told officers the shooting was accidental, WSB reported.

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