Since a vicar has been arrested

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

Since a vicar has been arrested, accused of killing two men more than twenty years ago, the whole town is in shock. The same day he was taken away, his wife tried to commit suicide by jumping into a lake. Luckily, she was rescued by a pensioner fishing nearby.
 

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

Ever since a vicar was arrested, accused of killing two men more than twenty years ago, his whole town has been in shock. The same day he was taken away, his wife tried to commit suicide by jumping into a lake. Luckily, she was rescued by a pensioner fishing nearby.

It was okay, but that might be a little better.
 

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Charlie Bernstein,
Thank you for helping me.
I am only wondering why "the town" in my original sentence was wrong. I think that it if I say "the whole town" it is understandable that that was the town he worked and lived.
 

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Were there a bunch of vicars wandering around? I think you mean the vicar. The town works okay if you specify the vicar.
 

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I used "a vicar" because I mentioned him for the first time in my sentence. But it is a specific vicar, who was accused of killing, and I understand it should be "the vicar."
 

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I used "a vicar" because I mentioned him for the first time in my sentence. But it is a specific vicar, who was accused of a killing, and I understand it should be "the vicar."

The vicar was accused of killing two men, and since learning about it the whole town has been in shock.
 
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