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Man accused of killing couple in fight over puppy
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Published: 12/22/2009 8:53 PM

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- A 30-year-old man accused of killing a Kalamazoo couple in a dispute over a puppy has been arraigned on murder charges. The couple's 9-year-old daughter escaped physical harm.

Authorities say Christopher L. White moved from Chicago to Kalamazoo two months ago. He was arraigned Tuesday on open murder, assault and firearms charges. A preliminary examination is planned Jan. 5.

Kalamazoo police found 27-year-old Tamika Morris and 29-year-old Corey D. Johnson dead in their apartment last Wednesday. Their 9-year-old daughter was home at the time and now is living with relatives.

Police tell the Kalamazoo Gazette that White grew up with Morris in Chicago.