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Shelbyville Man Formally Charged In Murder (WITH UPDATES)

A Shelbyville man who led police on a multi-county chase was formally charged in court on Wednesday in Shelby County.  Deven Barger, of Shelbyville, is being charged with murder with an intent to injure or kill, A Class M felony, and homicide of an unborn child, also a Class M felony.  Barger is accused of killing 22-year-old Samatha Cushing.  Cushing’s body was found at 112 North Will Street in Shelbyville.  Monday morning Shelbyville Police investigated the homicide when Barger fled. Barger led police on a chase from Shelby County until he was stopped outside of Taylorville before he was taken into custody without incident. Barger's bail has been set at $5,000,000 with 10% to apply.  Stay tuned to Regional Radio for more updates.

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