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7 killed, 2 injured at mobile home

Associated Press / August 30, 2009

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GEORGIA
BRUNSWICK - Seven people were slain and two critically injured at a mobile home on a historic plantation in southeastern Georgia, officials said yesterday. The Glynn County police would not say how the victims were killed. Authorities discovered them when responding to a 911 call about 8 a.m. yesterday. The mobile home park is near the center of New Hope Plantation, north of Brunswick.

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