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      Family speaks out after second homicide in four years

      For the second time in four years a family loses someone to violence. / Ambrose King
      For the second time in four years a family loses someone to violence.

      On Friday, family members say 27-year-old Willie Bernard Thomas was shot at his home on Hillcrest Circle in Tift County.

      They say Thomas was then transported to Tift Regional Medical Center where he later died.

      Family members say they are no stranger to this type of crime.

      In 2010 Willie Thomas' brother was also shot and killed.

      Thomas' cousin, Ambrose King says, "not only does violence effect the victim's family but violence also effects the suspects family as well. It's a no win situation either way you look at it."

      Officials say they are investigating his death as a homicide.

      If you have any information you're asked to contact the Tift County Sheriff's Office at 229-388-6020.

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