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Gainesville man indicted in shooting death of mother
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Robert Timothy Stargel

A Gainesville man was indicted this week in death of his mother after allegedly shooting her in the back of the head, according to court documents.

Robert Timothy Stargel, 54, was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and aggravated battery in the death of his mother, Linda Arrington, 69, of Gainesville.

Arrington was found by her husband around 6:30 a.m. Dec. 3 in their Skyview Drive home off Ahaluna Drive. 

According to the indictment, the shooting happened between Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. 

In the aggravated battery charge, Stargel is accused of striking Arrington “with a hard object causing deep lacerations and swelling to her head and her right hand.”

Defense attorney Larry Duttweiler did not respond to a request for comment.

“Deputies and paramedics responded to the residence where it was determined that foul play was suspected in the death,” wrote Lt. Scott Ware of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, in a news release at the time of Stargel’s arrest.

Stargel was arrested in the 1600 block of Oak Brook Drive, although Ware said he was living at the Skyview Drive address.

Authorities have not release any further details in the case.


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