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by Steve Beavers
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RAMER, Tenn. – Two people face multiple charges for their involvement in a shooting which killed a Ramer woman and wounded two others.

Thirty-nine-year-old Steven Westley Smith was charged with eight offenses in the shooting which claimed the life of 56-year-old Judith Rebstock.

Smith is charged with first degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of reckless endangerment, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, possession of a fireman during the committing of a felony, theft of property and tampering with or fabricating evidence.

Smith's girlfriend, Shonda Christian, is being charged with accessory to first degree murder, two counts of accessory to attempted first degree murder and false report.

Judith Rebstock was pronounced dead at the scene after Smith opened fire at her 112 Ramer-Selmer Road address. Rebstock's 61-year-old husband, Terry Rebstock, was also shot during the 12:50 a.m. shooting Friday in Ramer.

Terry Rebstock was listed in good condition at Regional One (The Med) on Monday afternoon.

Bradley Allison, an ex-boyfriend to one of the Rebstock's daughters, was also shot. The 26-year-old Allison was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo early Friday.

Attempts to get Allison's condition were unsuccessful.

All three victims were shot multiple times with a .22 caliber handgun.

Everyone involved in the shooting had a 112 Ramer-Selmer Road address.

"We think it was an argument over living conditions that escalated," said McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck.

Smith fled the scene after the shooting, but was found less than a quarter of a mile from the scene sleeping in a truck. Dogs tracked Smith to the truck where it was discovered he had been shot in the head by a .22 caliber handgun.

Smith was taken to a Jackson hospital and treated and released later on Friday.

Allison, Smith and Christian had been residing at the Rebstock's residence for a short time, according to the sheriff's department report.

"We appreciate everyone who responded," said Buck.

(Steve Beavers is assistant editor The Independent Appeal in Selmer, Tenn.)
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