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TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. -- The Alexander County Sheriff's Office has charged a man in the death of his girlfriend on Friday.

Authorities said 47-year-old Roy Morgan has been charged with the murder of 44-year-old Nathalie Sipe Murphy after an altercation on Sipe Road.

Morgan was arrested at the scene of the crime after deputies conducted interviews with witnesses and determined Murphy's death was a homicide.

Morgan is scheduled to appear in court on August 25. He is currently being held under no bond.

Authorities did not say what led to the altercation and murder.

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