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Hickman Courier, Charlotte Smith, Associated Press
In this October 2010 photo provided by the Hickman Courier, Hickman Mayor Charles Murphy poses for a photo in front of the pilot wheel at City Hall in Hickman, Ky. Murphy, the mayor of a small western Kentucky town was shot dead early Monday morning in his home, and a suspect turned himself in shortly afterward.

HICKMAN, Ky. — A 30-year-old man charged with using a shotgun to kill the mayor of a small Kentucky town is scheduled to make his first court appearance.

Hickman Police Chief Tony Grogan says Thomas Joseph "Tommy" Lattus faces a murder charge in the Monday morning shooting of 68-year-old Charles Murphy, the mayor of this town of about 2,500 people. Lattus is scheduled to appear in Fulton County court Tuesday.

Grogan says Lattus walked into a police station at about 1 a.m. CST Monday and said he'd just shot Murphy, who had dated his stepmother.

Grogan said Lattus broke into the side door of Murphy's house and killed him. Multiple shots were fired, but Grogan wouldn't say how many times Murphy was hit.