Husband charged in offer to kill wife

Man said he would kill wife, police say

A Hephzibah man is in the Richmond County jail after his wife set up a fake e-mail address pretending to be his lover and learned he was willing to kill her, police say.

According to a sheriff’s office incident report, the 22-year-old woman set up an e-mail address last week pretending to be an Oklahoma woman she suspected of having an affair with her husband. On Sunday, she began communicating with her husband, 23-year-old Joshua Edward Broomhall, while he was at his Fort Gordon work computer.

In the conversation, police say, Broomhall said, “We could kill her and run away together. I don’t know how long you would have to wait. Do you think I am worth it?”

The wife notified authorities after the conversation.

Broomhall was booked into the jail later Sunday on charges of terroristic threats and acts.

Investigators did not have details on Broomhall’s job at Fort Gordon.


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