Hampton Man Charged in Girlfriend’s Murder

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HAMPTON, Iowa — Hampton police say a man killed his girlfriend Sunday.

Sixty-year-old Ronald Rand is charged with first degree murder in the death of 51-year-old Michelle Key of Waterloo.

Police say Franklin County Dispatch received a call around 5:48 p.m. Sunday night about a possible suicidal subject at 621 1st Street NE in Hampton. When they arrived they found Key dead from a gunshot wound.

The investigation into the death led to the arrest of Rand. He is being held in the Franklin County LEC Holding Facility, waiting for his initial court appearance.

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