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Former 'Guns and Ammo' editor charged in northern Arizona slaying

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Courtesy: Mohave County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Mohave County Sheriff's Office
GOLDEN VALLEY, AZ (FOX5) -

A former editor of "Guns and Ammo" magazine is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on Wednesday.

Richard Venola, 53, was arrested at his home on Mayan Drive in the small community of Golden Valley.

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responding to a neighbor's call about a shooting found the victim, 39-year-old James O'Neill, outside the house. O'Neill had been shot in the chest, according to police.

Officials said a large caliber rifle was among the evidence collected at the scene.

A police report did not reference a motive for the shooting.

Venola was named the 12th editor of "Guns and Ammo" in 2008, according to an article on the publication's website.

A spokesperson for the publication told FOX5 Venola left "Guns and Ammo" in 2010, describing it as an "amicable" departure.

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