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Woman charged in fatal shooting

Sunday, July 31, 2011 10:53 AM
Last updated Monday, Aug 1, 2011 1:24 AM
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The investigation continued Sun­day night into the fatal shooting of an Augusta man on Ram­sey Street, a small alley of houses off Swanee Quintet Boulevard near the Cherry Tree Crossing neighborhood.

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Judy Washington

Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Carrier said a motive wasn't known in the killing of Steve Mikel, who was shot at least twice.

Suspect Judy Washington, 52, of the 1700 block of Essie McIn­tyre Boulevard, was an acquaintance of Mikel from the neighborhood but they were not romantically involved, Carrier said.

Mikel, 45, was shot shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, authorities say. He died less than an hour later at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Witnesses helped deputies identify Washington, who was arrested on 15th Street, Carrier said.

Several people were at the scene at the time of the shooting, he said.

Washington was charged with murder, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. She is being held in the Richmond County jail.

Carrier could not release further details of the investigation, but he confirmed the incident was not drug-related.
A n autopsy is scheduled for today at the Georgia Bureau of Investi­gation 's Augusta lab.

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AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 07/31/11 - 11:15 am
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Didn't he used to live on

Didn't he used to live on Bellemeade Drive?

Patty-P
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Patty-P 07/31/11 - 11:56 am
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Do they know WHY she shot

Do they know WHY she shot him?

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 07/31/11 - 01:40 pm
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"on Ramsey Street. He later

"on Ramsey Street. He later died at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Deputies later arrested Judy Washington, 52, of the 1700 block of Essie McIntyre Boulevard"

If she shot him at her home she might have a defense but she shot him somewhere else, so it looks bad.

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Willow Bailey 07/31/11 - 01:44 pm
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Judy isn't new to the law,

Judy isn't new to the law, but still likely the two were involved personally.
Regardless, it doesn't look very good for her.

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backagain 07/31/11 - 03:40 pm
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Why do we cast verbal
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Why do we cast verbal stones?He who is without sin cast the first verbal stone!!!

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dstewartsr 07/31/11 - 04:16 pm
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This cannot be true. Every

This cannot be true. Every liberal knows that if you make a person's owning a gun illegal, they won't. That's the premise to keep the rest of us safe from criminals.

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blues550 07/31/11 - 05:34 pm
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Augusta to roll out anthem -
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Augusta to roll out anthem - Happiness Is A Warm Gun. Bang! Bang! Shoot! Shoot!

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recoveringaddict 07/31/11 - 06:11 pm
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Such an unnecessary tragedy.

Such an unnecessary tragedy.

Concerned2007
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Concerned2007 07/31/11 - 07:19 pm
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There is NO WAY this could be

There is NO WAY this could be self defense because the victim was in a wheel chair. He had been paralyzed for about 22 years. My condolences go out to the family. I grew with the victim and his siblings in Laura Hills. Yes he stayed on Bellemeade at on time, but he grew up on Ridge Rd.

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madgerman 08/01/11 - 06:49 am
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In a wheel chair at 4 in the
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In a wheel chair at 4 in the morning? What in the world were they doing, shopping?

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Nichole2212 08/01/11 - 07:51 am
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That woman is a straight

That woman is a straight crack head!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont care what Steve did to her, he didnt deserve to be shot down. We will never forget you Steve. RIP baby.

sand gnat
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sand gnat 08/01/11 - 09:43 am
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Willow Bailey, it looks worse

Willow Bailey, it looks worse for him.

wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 08/01/11 - 11:14 am
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"Mikel, 45, was shot shortly
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"Mikel, 45, was shot shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday,"

" Several people were at the scene at the time of the shooting, he said"

So what are these folkes doing at 4am on a Sunday morning?...

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ispy4u 08/01/11 - 01:23 pm
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A teenager released from jail

A teenager released from jail after 13 days of a prison sentence and no comments are allowed. Yet all kinds of comments are allowed here. Different day, same old manure.

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GaStang22 08/01/11 - 01:49 pm
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Maybe the difference is she a
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Maybe the difference is she a minor or there were too many nasty comments about the victim, I missed the comments before they were pulled, but not a race thing. But I do agree, comments should have been allowed on her story. She wants to play criminal, let her be treated like one. Seeing all the nasty comments and disgust from the public is part of the consequences.

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Babysister 08/02/11 - 05:45 am
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Thank you to those who made

Thank you to those who made positive comments. For those that chose not to, may God bless you because you just don't know. Everyone who knew Steve would agree, he was an amazing, loving guy. Not perfect but he did absolutely nothing to warrant him being murdered. Since I understand "the need to know," Steve's death is a result of an altercation. Nothing more, nothing less. An altercation wherein Steve used words, and Judy "allegedly" used a gun. He and Judy were not "involved" and Steve had not and was not engaging in any crime whatsoever. When you make comments about a victim, please take care to know that the victim's loved ones may read your comments. We are hurting enough. We do not need negative insinuations to instigate more hurt. May God bless each of you and may you never know the pain associated with losing a loved one through a senseless murder.

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dmikel4 08/02/11 - 06:48 pm
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REST IN PEACE STEVE...GONE

REST IN PEACE STEVE...GONE BUT NOT 4GOTTEN CUZIN. AND THAT WAS WALL PUT"BABYSISTER"

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