Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wayne County, GA: Authorities Say Pregnant Woman Murdered By Husband In Wayne County

A Wayne county woman is dead tonight, and police say she was killed by her husband. The couple's two year old was in the home authorities say Bonita King was murdered in. And while that child was not hurt, an unborn baby has died. Authorities are not releasing any information yet on what they think the motive might be in this murder - but they have revealed a few details about the crime...including that Bonita King was pregnant at the time of her murder.

Deputies were called to the home in rural Wayne County around 2:30 Sunday morning by the victim's brother who'd gotten a text message from his sister saying she needed help. When they arrived they say Bonita King was found behind the home. She was dead from an apparent gunshot wound. G.B.I. Agent Mike McDaniel says the man they say shot her - her husband - was still there inside the home as well, “Mr. King, Jeremy King was there - when he saw the deputies arrive, he fled and they saw him flee into the woods and gave chase and then there was a search conducted by the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and the Georgia State Patrol Aviation Unit and within hours they located him and arrested him. Jeremy King is being held in the Wayne County Jail on a murder charge. The couple's two year old son was found unharmed inside the home and is being cared for by relatives.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist in processing what authorities are calling a gruesome crime scene inside that house. Neighbors tell News Three the couple had lived in the home just less than a year and that there was often a lot of traffic to and from the house at the end of a dead-end road. The neighbors also say they heard a gunshot in the wee hours of Sunday morning... but aren't sure if it is connected to the crime because they say guns were often fired on the property. An autopsy on Bonita King was conducted Monday. Agent McDaniel says they hope to be able to release more information on Tuesday.

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