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Husband charged with killing wife in Lowndes County

(Source: Lowndes Co. Jail) (Source: Lowndes Co. Jail)

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LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Two young children were in their home when their mother was murdered by her husband. Investigators say 32-year old Dondra Bullock is now in jail charged with murder.

Investigators say he shot his wife Angela several times after an argument. Seretha Layton along with her sister and children were taking a Sunday night drive when they heard ambulances and sheriff cars speeding down Lankin Highway in south Lowndes County.

 "We heard the police officers say get down on the ground now," said Layton, Clyattville resident. "They wouldn't let anybody go back and we saw the police officers and they had their guns down telling him to get down on the ground."

What she saw and heard was deputies taking down Bullock after his 35-year old wife, Angela, was shot six times. Until yesterday, neighbors said they lived a normal life.

"A pretty normal life from what I understand or from what it appears," said Lt. Stryde Jones, Lowndes County Sheriff's Office. "They just got into an argument. Things escalated to a point that it shouldn't have."

Deputies say Bullock called 911 after shooting his wife several times at 6400 Towhee Circle, in south Lowndes County around 6:30 p.m. Bullock threatened to kill himself, however the 911 operator was able to talk him out of it.

Deputies found Angela bleeding to death in the living room. She died at South Georgia Medical Center with shots to her chest and abdomen. 

Neighbors say the family usually kept to themselves and they were shocked to hear about the incident. They say each morning on his way to work, Bullock waved hello.

The neighbors say they frequently saw the 10-year old and five-year old children playing outside.

"The house is pretty rural no neighbors live extremely close by," said Jones. "We did do a neighborhood canvass and talked with people but no one saw or witnessed anything."

The Bullock children were present during the crime and deputies are currently interviewing them. The children have been placed with family members. The Sheriff's Office says this is an isolated case and found no indication of abuse in the home.

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