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Woman, 55, charged over Central West shooting death

A 55-year-old woman has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder following investigations into the shooting death of a man in the state’s Central West last year.

NSW Police say a member of the public took a man suffering a gunshot wound to his stomach to Wellington Base Hospital on April 27th, 2021. Despite the efforts of hospital staff, the man later died from his injuries.

He was formally identified as 48-year-old Wellington resident, Frank Smith.

“Initial inquiries were conducted by officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District, before detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Libani,” NSW Police said today.

In October last year, a 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder – he remains before the courts.

Following further enquiries, detectives attended a correctional centre near Kempsey yesterday and arrested a 55-year-old woman.

She was charged with accessory after the fact to murder and was refused bail to appear at Kempsey Local Court later today.

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