Man killed wife, then drove body to police in bed of truck, cops say

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 5:54 AM
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DECATUR, Ga. — Officials have arrested a DeKalb County man who they say drove to police headquarters with his wife's body in the bed of his pickup truck and told them he killed her.

DeKalb County Police Chief William O'Brien said 46-year-old Dennis Ronald Allaben, of Tucker, visited relatives in Virginia and told them about the murder before driving two days to Clayton County and turning himself in.

O'Brien said Wednesday that police recovered the body of 43-year-old Maureen Allaben from the truck bed. He said no signs of struggle or other evidence of a murder was found at the couple's home.

Allaben was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on felony murder charges Tuesday.

O'Brien could not say why Allaben killed his wife, who had worked as a commercial photographer.

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corgimom
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corgimom 01/07/10 - 07:59 am
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'Hey, Dennis, good to see

'Hey, Dennis, good to see you! Where's Maureen?" "Oh, she's out resting in the truck."

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crackerjack 01/07/10 - 08:30 am
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Hey, Denni, good to see you!

Hey, Denni, good to see you! Where's Maureen? Shhhhh, she's in bed.

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 01/07/10 - 08:54 am
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Wow, making light of a victim

Wow, making light of a victim of violence. My prayers go out to the family and I hope he gets what he deserves. So sad and I mean the case and comments.

Edward1968
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Edward1968 01/07/10 - 09:20 am
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I wonder if corgimom and

I wonder if corgimom and crackerjack would make these comments face-to-face to others. Anonymity will bring out many's true character.

Nativeson1
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Nativeson1 01/07/10 - 09:20 am
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I see the sick, disrespectful

I see the sick, disrespectful and ignorant have already woke up this morning...Your stab at humor is childish and not funny...Grow up.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/07/10 - 09:58 am
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Sometimes U just can't

Sometimes U just can't believe this is the human race,,,some animals have more sense ..

RoadKing09
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RoadKing09 01/07/10 - 10:18 am
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You're pretty nice folks but

You're pretty nice folks but your jokes are lousey.

disssman
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disssman 01/07/10 - 10:51 am
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I would bet that if Dennis

I would bet that if Dennis thought he could be be-headed in the Augusta Commons on saturday at lunch time, he would have thought twice about killing this woman. As it is he will probably be sebtenced in a couple of years, to life in prison which means about 10 years.

naturehazard
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naturehazard 01/07/10 - 11:49 am
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But lousier than Dissman or

But lousier than Dissman or Deekster jokes?

corgimom
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corgimom 01/07/10 - 07:57 pm
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Yes, Edward, I would. Why

Yes, Edward, I would. Why wouldn't I?

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