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Family of woman slain before Lakeland church shootings is kept out of her home

LAKELAND — Family members of murder victim Theresa Fogle said Tuesday that they are having a hard time getting closure partly because they have been locked out of the home in which she was found dead Sunday.

Her husband, Jeremiah Fogle, 57, is charged with first-degree murder in her death and accused of shooting and critically wounding two pastors at Greater Faith Christian Center Church down the street from their home during a prayer service Sunday.

Family members said they are arranging a funeral. But Maria Beauford, Theresa Fogle's sister, said Jeremiah Fogle's family has not let them get their sister's belongings.

They want a dress of hers for the funeral.

"All we want to do is prepare ourselves so we can move forward," Beauford said.

Jeremiah Fogle's family could not be reached for comment.

Family of woman slain before Lakeland church shootings is kept out of her home 09/20/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:57pm]
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