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Tip Leads To Arrest Of Man In Stepfather's Death

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HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Millsboro man has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of his stepfather. State police say 24-year-old Cullen Phillips was arrested early Thursday morning after troopers got a tip from Crime Stoppers that Phillips was staying at a home in Harrington.

Police say Phillips opened the door to greet the arriving officers and was taken into custody without incident.He's been wanted since the Nov. 5 slaying of his stepfather, 46-year-old Clifford Paynter.

Police say the two got into an argument and Phillips went to his vehicle and grabbed a rifle. Police say he shot Paynter once in the chest.Phillips has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.

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