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Neighbor remembers murder victim

August 10, 2005

Cordele - Willie Weaver was caught outside his wife's Cordele apartment three weeks ago with a filet knife. He was released from jail last Friday. Police say he stabbed his wife to death yesterday as she shopped for groceries.

The Harvey's Supermarket on 16th Avenue in Cordele reopened Wednesday, a day after the stabbing death of 47 year old Donna Weaver. Danny Jackson, GBI Agent In Charge, says, "After she had been in there shopping for a while, Mr. Weaver, entered the same establishment and attacked Ms. Weaver, stabbing her, we believe multiple times, and unfortunately, Ms. Weaver ended up dying there at the scene."

Just across from Weaver's apartment, neighbor Mary Luckey remembers the quiet woman. She says, "She was a nice lady. All I knew her to do was go to work, come home and go to church on Sunday. She never discussed her problems with me. She was a nice lady."

A lady who had trouble before with the man now accused of killing her. On July 21st, Willie Weaver, her husband from whom she was separated, was arrested for stalking her. According to an incident report, Willie Weaver was found outside her apartment with an Eagle Claw Filet Knife with a 6 inch, stainless steel blade, in the back of his pants. He was arrested and charged with family violence stalking, but released last Friday.

Agent Jackson says, "Unfortunately some people are just mean, for lack of a better term and carry out violent acts against other people."

Willie Weaver is charged with malice murder, aggravated stalking and cruelty to children.

Luckey says, "It hurts that she died the way she died." A cruel act that will leave people like Mary, missing her.

Investigators say Donna Weaver's four year old granddaughter was with her and witnessed the stabbing.


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