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Murder shocks Moultrie neighborhood, family

October 23, 2007

Moultrie -- Police tape surrounds this Moultrie home on 612 Coventry Circle. Neighbors were shocked to learn the couple that had just recently moved to the neighborhood had been shot in an early morning home invasion.

"I've lived here since '94, so we're like family here. But we never expected anything like this to happen," said Deborah Gay, who lived just a few doors away.

Moultrie Police responded to a 911 call just before 3:30 this morning. Inside they found the found the body of 46-year-old Karen Moore. Her husband, 51-year-old James Moore, was alive despite being shot multiple times.

"He actually made the 911 call. They spoke with him and told him what happened," said Moultrie Police Sgt. Alfonzo Cook.

Police believe two Colguitt men, Jim Cloud and a 20-year-old accomplice Craig Gandy, knew the victims and had previously worked for the couple.

"They knew the victims had a large sum of cash in the house. Therefore they took advantage of that opportunity," said Cook.

A deadly crime of opportunity that took the life Pete Perkins' daughter.

"That was the only girl we had. She was my baby. It just ain't hit me yet. I still think it's a dream," said Perkins.

Instead , it's a harsh reality - a deadly crime on a quiet street that has left a neighborhood and the victims family in disbelief.

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