Man says wife died of suicide, cops discover he was the actual killer

After initially treating the case as a suicide, Jones County, Georgia deputies eventually caught on to the game the husband of the dead woman was playing with them.

According to WSB-TV, in late March, deputies responded to a suicide call in Gray, Georgia, where they discovered the victim, Shyanne Schroeder, had died from a gunshot wound to her head. But the officers on the scene had listened to their instincts, and pursued the case further, which ultimately led to the arrest of her husband, Troy Newton Scarborough.

“The responding deputies got the feeling that something wasn’t right about this case, and thankfully they trusted their instincts,” Sheriff Butch Reece said.

As it would turn out, Scarborough had murdered his wife, using a gun to fatally shoot her in the head.

The evidence and charges

As the responding deputies pushed for investigators to take a deep dive into the available evidence at the scene, it was determined that Schroeder had not taken her own life.

That revelation could have saved countless others, as authorities determined that Scarborough had committed the murder — a murder that he nearly escaped had it not been for the deputies trusting their gut on that particular call.

He was charged with “felony murder, multiple counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony,” the outlet noted.

The alleged killer had actually been arrested prior to his wife’s death for the felony firearm charge.

Sheriff’s response

“I would like to thank our investigators and deputies for all their hard work, without which there may have been a huge miscarriage of justice,” said Sheriff Reece of the turn of events.

He added: “I also want to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigations for their technical expertise and assistance in this case.”

Scarborough reportedly did not have a bond set after his initial hearing.

Thank goodness the local deputies were able to get this alleged killer off the streets before something happened to his next partner, or anyone else he’s around.

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