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New evidence revealed in Leesburg murder case

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) – Graphic testimony in a Lee County courtroom reveals new evidence in a Leesburg murder case.

Anthony Scott told investigators he repeatedly shot his wife because he believed she cheated on him.

Scott showed no emotion during a committal hearing Tuesday afternoon in Lee County Magistrate Court.

A GBI agent testified that Scott told him he found a picture of a man's genitalia on his wife's cell phone.

After confronting her about the picture, Scott said he grabbed two .22 caliber derringers and shot Cathy Scott multiple times.

A Leesburg Police investigator testified that Scott told a neighbor he shot his wife, then went back to his house shot her again.

Cathy Scott had bullet wounds to her temple, eye, chest, and arm.

Defense Attorney Nikki Bonner argued that his client acted out of rage and should be tried for voluntary manslaughter.

Judge Jim Thurmond ruled the shooting was intentional and a jury should decide whether Scott is guilty of murder.


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