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Agencies plan meeting to discuss details of McDuffie slaying

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Several law enforcement agencies plan to meet next week to review details in the death of a Gibson, Ga., woman who was shot in rural McDuffie County then dragged into War­ren County, where her body was left beside the road.

Pat Morgan, the assistant special agent in charge at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Thomson, said an autopsy of Jen­nifer Lynn Wells, 36, has been completed, and he is await­ing the results. Morgan said he is hopeful the agencies involved can meet next week to share information.

Wells was discovered on the roadside Sept. 21. Evidence suggests Wells was shot at Happy Valley Store on Wrens Highway in McDuffie County then dragged more than a mile to where she was discovered off Happy Valley Road in Warren County.

Her former husband, Ricky Charles Wells, 43, and Tina Ann Wells, 40, are being held in the McDuffie County Law En­force­ment Center on murder charges.

After the incident, investigators said it wasn’t clear whether Jennifer Wells died after the gunshot or the dragging. Authorities have said they are hopeful the autopsy will answer that question.

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Jane18
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Jane18 10/15/11 - 07:47 am
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I'm sorry, but this lagging

I'm sorry, but this lagging around drives me crazy. "Several law enforcement agencies plan to meet next week to review details in the death of a Gibson Ga. woman.........." Next week will be approximately a month since the crime occurred. Jennifer was murdered by her ex-husband, and whoever the woman was with him was an accessory to the crime. Besides going over the evidence, what else do they need to review? Set a court date is the only thing I can think to do now.

IsAmericaFree
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IsAmericaFree 10/15/11 - 10:12 am
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Jane, I understand your

Jane, I understand your frustration, however, they need to determine where Ms. Wells actually died in order to determine jurisdiction. They also need to make sure all the evidence is compiled in compliance with the law.

Unfortunately, this isn't the only case the GBI crime lab has to handle. In real life it takes time to get the results from tests. Would you rather see law enforcement rush it and these two get off on some technicality or have the time taken to do it right and make sure these animals never see freedom again?

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scoobynews 10/15/11 - 12:50 pm
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Good post IsAmericaFree! The

Good post IsAmericaFree! The law is a complicated thing. You have to have all your ducks in a row in order to procede with any case if not some talented defense lawyer can find a lo0p hole just big enough for these creeps to not serve the max. Even though it only took a few seconds to take a life in order to get true justice you have to make sure you have all your facts straight so there is no reasonable doubt about any parts of the crime that took place.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 10/15/11 - 02:41 pm
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I totally agree Is America

I totally agree Is America Free and scoobynews. The last thing they want to do is make a mistake in this case where these animals might benefit.

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