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Justice for Jake: The murder indictment

Jake Embert's wife Susan is charged with killing him in June 2015 in Dougherty County. Jake Embert's wife Susan is charged with killing him in June 2015 in Dougherty County.
Embert's family said they just want justice in this case. Embert's family said they just want justice in this case.
53-year-old Jake Embert died on June 28 from a gunshot wound. 53-year-old Jake Embert died on June 28 from a gunshot wound.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A South Georgia family says they hope to finally get justice after a murder indictment in what was initially called a suicide.

Jake Embert's wife Susan is charged with killing him in June 2014 in Dougherty County.

On Wednesday, the Grand Jury indicted her, saying she shot her husband and staged the crime to look like a suicide.

Jake Embert's family was convinced he was murdered, and pushed to bring justice for Jake.

Susan Embert is in the Santa Rosa County Jail in Florida, charged with her husband Jake Embert's murder, and for staging it to look like a suicide.

"I personally feel like it's a Lifetime Movie. Almost like surreal. I can't believe it," Rachel said.

53-year-old Jake Embert died on June 28 from a gunshot wound. As an Army veteran and 20-year employee at the Marine Base, Jake's death was ruled a suicide.

His son, daughter, sister, and brother-in-law did not accept it, and hired a private detective, Lee Wilson, to investigate.

"It's been a long time coming, but I think we are on our way to getting this thing resolved in the way it should have been several months earlier," said Private Investigator Lee Wilson.

Jake and Susan were married in March 2013.

"When I met her, I just thought that something was off," said Embert's son Will.

The family did not want to reveal too many facts about the murder and their investigation, so that they don't hinder the prosecution of Susan Embert.

According to the family, Susan manipulated Jake to separate from them, and he began to have health issues.

After his death, they worked to bring justice for Jake. Susan's indictment and arrest is a good first step for them.

"My family is very happy," said Embert's Sister Yvonne Magnus. "We all feel that we are on the way to justice."

Prosecutors have already started work on having Susan Fortune Embert extradited from Florida to stand trial. Embert's family said they just want justice in this case.

"It would bring some closure maybe, but everything is not. It's never going to be OK again," said Will Embert. "It just gets easier to deal with it, because it's never going to be okay."

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