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Local man charged with murder

Mark Tampow is accused of shooting and killing Brenda Rogers on Friday

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A Lebanon man charged with murdering his girlfriend Friday night reportedly threatened her with a knife the day before he allegedly shot and killed her. Family members and friends reportedly told police that the accused had a “temper,” and the two “fought constantly.”

Mark Tampow, 61, of Lebanon, is facing charges following an investigation into the shooting death of his live-in girlfriend Brenda Rogers, 52, of Lebanon. The Laclede County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has charged Tampow with first-degree murder and felony armed criminal action, according to court records.

On Tuesday, Tampow posted bond and was released from the Laclede County Jail. His bond had been set at $100,000 cash-or-surety. Tampow’s arraignment was scheduled for Monday, records indicate.

The Lebanon Police Department was dispatched at about 6:37 p.m. Friday night to a home in the 500 block of Polk Street to investigate a report of shots fired inside a home. When officers arrived, they discovered a deceased Rogers, who had a gunshot wound to her head, according to a probable cause statement filed by the LPD.

For the complete story, see Wednesday's edition of the Laclede County Record.

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