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Shooting victim dies in hospital, suspect now charged with murder

Jesse Earl Simpson is now charged with murder after deputies say he shot another man in the head. (Source: Bladen County Sheriff's Office) Jesse Earl Simpson is now charged with murder after deputies say he shot another man in the head. (Source: Bladen County Sheriff's Office)

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A man who was shot in the head earlier this week has passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, according to the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.

Charles Bernard Stephens, 51, died Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he was shot in the head Monday night in Bladen County.

Jesse Earl Simpson is now charged with murder, according to the sheriff's office. Simpson is still in the Bladen County Detention Center.

Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston said Stephens suffered a gunshot wound to the head after a fight broke out between the two men over money.

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