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Dearing man, girlfriend indicted in homicide

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 10:08 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 1:13 AM
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A Dearing, Ga., man and his girlfriend were indicted by the McDuffie County grand jury Thursday in the slaying of the man’s ex-wife, who was shot, tied to a pickup and dragged more than five miles along a rural highway.

Ricky Charles Wells, 43, and Tina Ann Wells, 40, of Boneville, Ga., were indicted in connection with the Sept. 29 death of Jennifer Kitchens Wells. The charges include malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and aggravating circumstances.

Authorities say the victim, a 36-year-old mother of two, was lured from her home in Gibson, Ga., to the Happy Valley convenience store near Thomson, supposedly to discuss a child custody situation.

The shooting is believed to have occurred in the store parking lot, but the investigation required scrutiny of a grisly, 5-mile crime scene that extended from the store and into neighboring Warren County, where the body was recovered.

The case could be evaluated as a potential death penalty prosecution, authorities have said. The two suspects remain jailed on bonds set at $1 million apiece.

Arraignments in McDuffie County are scheduled for Sept. 26.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/07/12 - 04:53 am
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Very sad case

This case makes me shudder......I have seen some wild meaness in my life BUT this tops it....
That thin line between love & hate......is true...if you ever have to leave your lover....please take at least 6 months before you make a rash decision.....you will be surprised how many "other"loves are standing in the corner....waiting & waving their hands ---pick me--pick me...hahah

heartablazing
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heartablazing 08/07/12 - 06:10 am
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Even though the bail was set

Even though the bail was set at $1 million,why were these two even given the chance to get out of jail.

Tullie
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Tullie 08/07/12 - 06:13 am
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This is sad

This case makes my stomach hurt every time I read about it. It is so cruel and out of control. My mind can't even wrap around what that woman went through.

Tullie
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Tullie 08/07/12 - 06:18 am
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Heartblazing

Unless a person poses a flight risk, generally a person gets a chance at posting bond. But, as you see in this case it was set rather high 10 percent $100,000 cash is probably not that easy to get together as apparently they are still in jail.

midget115
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midget115 08/07/12 - 07:22 am
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heartablazing

Ok so you think they should have had a chance to get out of jail then they should have let Jennifer live to for the lives of her children to so that she could see them grow up and have a family of their own one day but they didn't think she had a reason to do that so they where they need to be is behind bars.

heartablazing
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heartablazing 08/07/12 - 08:00 am
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I did not say they should be

I did not say they should be out of jail.I asked why they were given bail.With this type of crime there should not have been any bail set no matter how high the amount.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/07/12 - 09:13 am
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"But, as you see in this case

"But, as you see in this case it was set rather high 10 percent $100,000 cash is probably not that easy to get together as apparently they are still in jail."

As much as I love my children, had one of them been involved in something this heinous, I would not go on their bail.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/07/12 - 09:40 am
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could be evaluated as a potential death penalty prosecution
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Obviously the DA is weak or ill prepared. What else would be appropriate but death? These two have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they do not belong in human society. But, some self serving jury will base their verdict on their own emotions/guilts in stead of the facts presented in court. Our sick society is so hung up "judge not" until they do not know what "adjudicate" means. Simple. If the person broke the law, they are guilty.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/07/12 - 10:18 am
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This case is the poster child

This case is the poster child for a fair trial and swift execution. Unfortunately, the prosecutor will probably plea bargain the case due to the ridiculous expense of a death penalty trial and the lengthy appeals process. I say "go for it" Mr. prosecutor....it's worth it.

SPARKSTER83
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SPARKSTER83 08/07/12 - 10:49 am
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I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE A HUMAN
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I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE A HUMAN BEING COULD HAVE THAT MUCH HATE INSIDE THEMSELVES.YOU NOTICE I DID NOT USE THE WORD HEART BECAUSE NEITHER ONE OF THEM HAS ONE.MAY THEY BE SENTENCED TO BEING TIED TO THE BACK OF A TRUCK AND DRAGGED DOWN THE SAME ROAD AS THE VICTIM TILL THEY ALSO DIE.

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