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Man In Jail Accused Of Killing Girlfriend

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Deputies say a man killed his girlfriend, then tried to burn down a home.

Kent County deputies were called out to a home around 6:30 Wednesday morning, near the county line and found Danielle Scholton-Linderman's body.

The woman had been staying there with her boyfriend, Scott Hammer, while their farmhouse in Sheridan Township in Montcalm County was being renovated.

 Deputies say after killing his girlfriend, Hammer set the farmhouse on fire.

He's now in jail in Kent County, charged with murder.

 Hammer may also be charged with arson.