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Robbery victim dies from head wound

Herby Wells in 2005 (Source: Wells family) Herby Wells in 2005 (Source: Wells family)
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February 3, 2006

Albany -- Fifty-four-year-old Herby Wells died at an Albany hospital just before noon Friday. The District Attorney says Wells did not resist when armed robbers stuck up A. J.'s Dixie Food Store January 14th, but he was shot in the head anyway.

Wells was a regular customer at the store. Twenty-seven-year old Earl Scott and 34-year-old Bobby Thomas were arrested days after the robbery.

Now they are both charged with murder. "Scott as a party to the crime," said Dougherty D. A. Ken Hodges. "Thomas as the one who shot the man. The case will go to the Grand Jury on the 15th of this month, and there will be 19 charges."

Hodges says the murder cases do qualify for the death penalty, and he will determine if he will charge them that way.

    • Wells sister Lena Wells Robinson sent this message to WALB by email:

Herby leaves behind three brothers and five sisters. Please let it be known Herby was loved by many especially his family and too many friends to began to mention, as Herby never met a stranger.

 

    • The family has set up a post office box for cards and expressions and a Special Funds Account to help with the cost, if anyone feels like they would like to give.

In memory of Herbert Thomas Wells
P.O. Box 765
Albany, Georgia 31702

Regions Bank Acc# 6962405687

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