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Boyfriend Charged in Death of Liberian-born, US-Based College Student

Agatha Hall, a 21-year-old Liberian-born student of Temple University, was initially believed to have committed suicide but investigators have ruled that she was killed by her boyfriend.

Brandon Meade was arrested on Tuesday, September 15th and charged with the murder of Hall.

According to Philadelphia police, Hall was found dead inside her off-campus apartment on August 31st with a gunshot wound on the top left side of her forehead and a handgun beneath her body. Meade claimed he found her in the apartment. Investigators initially thought Hall had committed suicide, however the city’s Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that it was impossible for the gunshot wound to be self-inflicted.

Police determined Meade shot and killed Hall following an argument between the couple.

According to Agatha’s LinkedIn page, she was pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in International Business.

Agatha was born in Liberia and lived in a refugee camp before relocating to America, according to family members who spoke with NBC 10 Philadelphia. Agatha’s mother died of cancer earlier this year.  A memorial service is planned for Agatha in October.

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