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Ex-Congressional Candidate Accused of Killing Treasurer

The pair may have been married
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2018 5:03 PM CDT
   (McDuffie County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – A former Democratic congressional candidate in Georgia was charged last week with the murder of her campaign treasurer. The former campaign manager for Kellie Lynn Collins, who ultimately dropped out of this year's race for the 10th Congressional District seat, tells the Augusta Chronicle that Collins, 31, had been living with Curt Cain, 41, but that he hadn't spoken to them in five months. Cain was found fatally shot at his apartment Aug. 7 after his employer requested a well-being check; he is believed to have died Aug. 4. Collins later surrendered to authorities. In addition to murder, she was charged with grand larceny. The county coroner says he believes Collins and Cain were married; Collins also said during interviews with authorities that they were married, the Aiken Standard reports. She was made the beneficiary of Cain's insurance policy two to three weeks before he died, the Chronicle reports. (Read more murder stories.)

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