Thursday, March 17, 2011

Leesburg GA Man Admits to Murdering Wife

A Leesburg, GA man admitted to murdering his wife on Monday.

[Police] Chief Charles Moore says Anthony Scott shot his wife Cathy Scott four times.

Police were called to a shooting at a home near the corner Old Smithville Road and River Road around 7 o'clock Monday night.

"According to some of the neighbors, they were out in the yard and they heard a lady scream and heard a gunshot. That's when someone called 911 and said they heard gunshots in the area," said Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore.

Arriving officers found Cathy Scott lying on the carport suffering from gunshot wounds to her head, chest, and stomach. Her husband, Anthony, was sitting in a chair on the same carport where she laid dying.

"It's rare. I can't remember the last time Leesburg had something like this," Moore said.

Cathy Scott was alive when paramedics arrived. They rushed her to Phoebe Putney Hospital where she later died. Investigators say Anthony Scott told them he also stabbed her with a screw driver.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Scott family.

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