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A Man killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend in Georgia in front of her 15 year old daughter in the middle of a custody dispute.
The incidents were reported last Sunday afternoon. in a house on Peeble Way, in Covington.
WSBTV Atlanta reported that The victims were identified Tuesday as Desiree Thomas., from 33; and Craig Joshua Thomas, 29.
Marquez Smith faces murder and aggravated assault charges for the shooting.
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office stated that Smith and Thomas clashed in a custody argument of the 15 year old.
Allegedly, the teenager did not want to go with the father and this led to the discussion. It was then that Smith entered the house and grabbed a gun.. The suspect would have shot the couple while they were both inside a vehicle.
The injured tried to leave the scene in the car, but crashed into two houses. Her mother died on the way to the hospital, while her boyfriend died at the scene.
“We heard a ‘bang, bang,’” neighbor Willie Shephard described to the television station.
Shephard added that he ran into the house immediately upon hearing the commotion.
“The little girl was screaming, ‘My mom just got shot! Help my mom!’” Shephard recounted. “There was a commotion and everyone started screaming”, added the witness.
Although he escaped from the area, Smith turned himself in to authorities hours later.