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Arlington man charged with girlfriend's murder

ARLINGTON, GA (WALB) -

An Arlington man has been arrested for murder in the death of his live-in girlfriend three months ago.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 49-year old Luther Odell Spann is charged with murder and aggravated assault in the death of 33-year old Lekeisha Williams.

It took a lengthy investigation, but investigators ruled the death of LeKeisha Williams a homicide. It's been 13 years since the last homicide in Arlington.

"It was on a Sunday, June 29th," Arlington Police Chief Casey Taylor recalled. "One of my officers received a call about a body being found at 118 Toalli. The body was LeKeisha Williams."

Taylor said when Williams was found in the home, it wasn't clear how she died, but he had a gut feeling her death was criminal, so he called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for help.

"It's hard to describe," he said. "I know both parties, the victim and the suspect, and I felt like we should investigate it a little further."

Her boyfriend Luther Spann was interviewed and arrested in Edison Tuesday for the death of Williams. He's charged with murder and aggravated assault.

"There had been some problems in the past with them," said Taylor.

Williams and Spann lived in the house together off and on. And neighbors said the two were fairly quiet.

"Never heard of them doing anything or seen them outside much so I was surprised to hear it," said Dalonda Gray.

She said her neighbor was a nice person and they often spent time together.

"She used to come up to my great grandmothers house and she used to sit with us and I would see her from time to time," recalled Gray.

Arlington Police would not confirm exactly how Williams died.

"But she was not shot, I can say that much, she was not shot," said Taylor.

Luther Spann was booked into the Calhoun County Jail.

The GBI also would not confirm how Williams died, but said they plan to release that information at a later time.

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