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MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - Police have arrested a man they say shot and killed a mother of five during a celebration on Mother's Day.

Hamblen County Chief Deputy Wayne Mize told The Knoxville News Sentinel that 41-year-old Carmen Vences was arrested on Friday in Mount Airy, N.C.

He is suspected in the shooting of his children's mother, 40-year-old Adelina Delasancha, in the middle of a birthday celebration for another youth.

Delasancha's youngest children were at the party and witnessed the shooting. A Hamblen County investigator has been sent to North Carolina.

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