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3 Suspects are Linked to Augusta Murder at Budgetel; More Arrests Possible in Robbery-Related Shooting



Three arrests have been made in Thursday’s shooting death at Budgetel in Augusta.

Ashton Rouse, Devonte West, and Rahim Brown were charged Friday in the shooting death of 29-year-old Daytron Merriweather at the hotel on Fifth Street.

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Ashton Rouse. Photo courtesy of T...

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