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FCSO charges man with murder of mother

Scotty Lee Keeton, 30, of Vina has been charged with murder of a family member, a Class A felony.

Friday, a 62-year-old woman, later identified as Sharon Keeton, was found dead when officers with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Old Vina Road.

According to officers, a call came in about 12:30 p.m. Friday. The residence had had domestic calls in the past.

Upon arrival, investigators found the woman deceased, with blunt trauma to the head.

Her son, Scotty Lee Keeton, who was in the house when officers arrived, was transferred to Russellville Hospital ER. Keeton was charged with murder Saturday and is being held on $500,000 bond.

“It’s truly tragic that something like this could happen in our community,” said Sheriff Shannon Oliver.