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US couple, young son found dead in ex-Soviet Georgia

AP  |  Tbilisi 

Police officials say a US couple and their four-year-old son have been found dead in a province of ex-Soviet

and his wife, Laura Smith, both in their early forties, had been living in the republic of for over 10 years, working to revive the traditional carpet weaving industry.

Police said in a statement Monday that a man had been arrested in the central Georgian province of Dusheti, suspected of premeditated murder. Police said the suspect, around 20 years old, has confessed to the crime.

Police believe the man shot and the boy with a hunting rifle on July 4, while wife fell into a ravine trying to escape.

The declined to comment.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 20:20 IST