Friday, August 14, 2009

Another murder in Valdosta

Another domestic violence murder in Valdosta:

A man shot and killed his wife Sunday evening, apparently following an argument at their home in south Lowndes County, according to Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine.

"He shot her six times, and what's worse, while their two young children were at home," Prine said. The woman died after being transported to South Georgia Medical Center.

The suspect has been taken into custody but had not been officially charged by press time Sunday evening.

Prine confirmed that the man called police after he shot his wife, threatening to kill himself, saying he was holding a gun to his head. Deputies were immediately dispatched to the home and were able to take control of the scene, secure the children's safety, and begin to render medical assistance to the woman.
Valdosta Daily Times provides a summary of the recent rash of domestic violence killings in their city.

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