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Woman murdered in Quitman Thanksgiving Day

Source: Julie Samuel's Facebook page Source: Julie Samuel's Facebook page
Source: Quitman Police Source: Quitman Police

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

QUITMAN, GA (WALB) –A Quitman man is charged with murdering his girlfriend early Thanksgiving morning.

The woman was shot several inside her home after an argument turned violent.

Investigators spent most of the day searching for the murder suspect. He was caught this afternoon. Now friends and family members are mourning the loss of Julie Samuel.

Crime scene tape blocks off Hill Street after 31-year old Julie Samuel was murdered inside her home around 3:30 Thursday morning. Samuel's next door neighbor heard the gun shots.

 "I heard five shots, boom, boom," said Jasmine Reynolds. "Then I heard a car speed off."

Quitman Police say 29-year old Fred Gee and his girlfriend Julie were arguing. They say Gee hit her then shot and killed her.

Investigators found Gee's truck hours later in Monticello, Florida. The GBI says Gee was arrested around two this afternoon when investigators got a tip he and family member were in a truck parked on Minow Road in Brooks County.

What makes this murder even more tragic is that Samuel was the mother two children.

"It's very sad to wake up on Thanksgiving morning with news like this especially, she had two beautiful daughters she cared the world about," said Gale Dennard, the victim's close friend.

We're told Gee has kids too. No children were there, but a friend and a cousin of the victim witnessed the murder.

Gale Dennard talked to Samuel on the phone last night around 10, it would be the last time she would ever talk to her friend who was like a sister to her.

"I'm just going to miss Julie very much and it's just going to be hard," said Dennard.

Friends and neighbors we talked to are trying to cope with their loss by being thankful for the memories that had with Julie Samuel. They say their prayers go out to the family.

Fred Gee is in the Brooks County Jail Thursday charged with murder.


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